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Airtel connects Bungoma schools to the Internet

Internet for Schools is Airtel's community flagship program designed to provide internet connectivity to millions of students in the country especially those who cannot afford the cost of connection/COURTESY

Internet for Schools is Airtel’s community flagship program designed to provide internet connectivity to millions of students in the country especially those who cannot afford the cost of connection/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 9 – Airtel Kenya has connected Natombo CBM Primary and Secondary Schools in Kabuchai, Bungoma County to the Internet for free as part of the company’s initiative through the Internet for Schools program that seeks to provide data connectivity to schools across the country in an effort to support Kenya’s education system.

Internet for Schools is Airtel’s community flagship program designed to provide internet connectivity to millions of students in the country especially those who cannot afford the cost of connection.

This now means that over 500 students from both schools now join over 250,000 students from different schools across the countries who continue to receive free 24 hours connectivity to the Internet, allowing them to access unlimited amounts of information to broaden their learning.

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi noted that; “Information and communications technology (ICT) has become a vital part of every child’s education. The power of the internet is invaluable and connectivity has the potential to transform education, inspiring students to improve in their studies and become successful people in life. It’s an investment in our children’s collective future that we believe will yield excellent rewards.”

With over 100 schools across the country already connected to the internet for free benefiting over 300,000 students, Airtel is confident that the Internet for schools project will help sustain the outstanding results at the schools.

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