Through a partnership with Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK) and Longhorn Publishers, Airtel has extended its free internet services to 30 more schools in Nyeri County with a value addition of free access to e-learning content from Longhorn publishers that is geared towards enhancing digital learning.
The Nyeri schools add to the over 300 schools that have so far benefitted from Airtel’s Free Internet for Schools program across 36 counties. From its inception in 2014, the program was set to address the challenge especially for students in poor rural and marginalized areas that are unable to access basic textbooks and learning materials. The initiative, therefore, aims to ensure that learners are able to leverage on education content that the internet provides.
The new partnership with Longhorn Publishers further seeks to enrich the value proposition for the free internet to all the 30 schools by delivering digitized content preloaded in CFSK’s computers and to be accessed via Airtel’s network. The portal also offers the option to purchase other educational materials through its eBooks store. The eLearning Platform and eBooks stores are uniquely developed to deliver personalized eLearning items in various digital formats to the schooling generation.
Airtel Kenya’s CEO Prasanta Das Sarma said, “It is becoming apparent that Internet use and adaptation to the rapidly emerging technological advancements cannot be overlooked especially in the education sector. Therefore as a company, we deem it fit to ensure that students all over the country gain access to the Internet and thus be able to glean from the numerous benefits and learning tools that come with it.”
“We are honored to be extending our services to the schools in Nyeri County and we continue to appreciate our partners CFSK and Longhorn Publishers for joining us in this journey that seeks to empower our students with opportunities that will allow them to be fully engaged in the endless world of opportunities that the internet provides as well as gain access to education resources that will enrich their studies.” He added.