Safaricom foundation has partnered with education NGO, Dignitas to support students from over 1,000 households in Kawangware and Dandora by donating tablets for e-learning purposes.
The project will involve provision of tablets to student leaders and teachers who will use the devices to relay education content to other students both via SMS and through online platforms.
Safaricom foundation also mentioned that they will be partnering with g with EnezaEducation, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa Elimu to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students studying from home.
The partnership between EnezaEducation and Safaricom foundation will allow students from grade 4 to form 4 access learning and revision content on the SMS-based Shupavu291 free of charge via *291# or SMS short code 20851
Learners with internet access can also b3 able access education content on Shupavu Web, Viusasa Elimu and the Longhorn E-learning portals through a free education bundle available on *544#
“The current COVID-19 crisis has disrupted day-to-day learning which has unfortunately left some students behind; especially those who cannot afford smart phones or tablets for online learning. We are trying to bridge this divide not only through philanthropy like we are doing here today but also through products such as Shupavu 291 which is in partnership with Eneza and allows for access to learning and revision content via text messages and USSD,” said Joseph Ogutu, chairman, Safaricom Foundation.