Two groups of five students from the Strathmore University, Kenya participated in a selfsustained learning pilot program organized by MIT AITI. This pilot program created and successfully implemented a new model of teaching that is based on self learning with assistance through the internet. With the support of the MIT AITI interns in Boston and Kenya, as well as the support of the staff at Strathmore University, these two groups of students were able to self learn the MIT course "1.00 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving Using Java". These students used the course material available through MIT OpenCourseWare, and with the help provided by MIT AITI via the Internet, were able to successfully complete the course. As a result of the program, out of the ten students whom completed to course, four students are working on a medical database, four are setting up a Java diploma course and two have become lab assistants at Strathmore University.