Safaricom Foundation Donates Tablets To Students in Kawangware and Dandora - Capital Business
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Safaricom Foundation Donates Tablets To Students in Kawangware and Dandora

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12 – Students drawn from over one thousand households in Kawangware and Dandora are set to benefit from free access to e-learning tools following a partnership between Safaricom Foundation and Dignitas, a non-governmental organization that works to provide access to education in urban slums.

“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.

The project involves provision of tablets to student leaders and teachers from the two informal settlements who will use the devices to relay education content to other students both via SMS and through online platforms.  

“Dignitas is excited to be partnering with Safaricom Foundation during this crisis. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed. However, many children rely on school for protection and well-being as well as learning. Our support to children in this season will protect their well-being and promote learning at home so that all children can reach their potential,” saidDeborah Kimanthi, Executive Director, Dignitas.

Last month Safaricom announced that it has partnered with Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa Elimu to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students studying from home.

The partnership with Eneza Education allows students from grade 4 to form 4 access learning and revision content on the SMS-based Shupavu291 free of charge following a 60-day waiver of the daily KES 3 subscription fee. The platform can be accessed via USSD *291# or the short code 20851.

Learners with internet access can also access educational content on Shupavu Web, Viusasa Elimu, and the Longhorn E-learning portals through a free education bundle available on *544#.


More on Capital Business


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – African Banker Magazine has named Kamau Thugge the Central Bank Governor of the Year for spearheading reforms in the...


MAY 29 – Nine startups are set to benefit from the Spark Accelerator Program, an initiative by Safaricom in partnership with M-PESA Africa and...


ROME, May 28 (Xinhua) — About 600 looted artefacts and antiquities worth an estimated 60 million euros (65 million U.S. dollars) were returned to...


CANBERRA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Australia’s annual inflation rate rose to 3.6 percent in April. According to official figures published by the Australian Bureau...


NAIROBI, May 28 (Xinhua) — Kenya hosted an economic and trade conference on Monday in the capital of Nairobi with the participation of a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – The Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority (NIFCA) is now seeking a new boss after President William Ruto demanded the...


TOKYO, May 28 (Xinhua) — Japan’s services producer prices in April jumped 2.8 pct from a year earlier, the steepest rise since September 1991...


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) is seeking legal backing to auction properties of firms unwilling to pay penalties,...