NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 3 – Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has connected Kambui school for the deaf to the Internet for free.
The seamless and effective Internet connectivity to the school will enable students and teachers from the institution benefit from enormous educational information available online, allowing them to succeed in their education.
This is part of an ongoing Internet for Schools Program that seeks to provide data connectivity to learning institutions across the country in an effort to support Kenya’s education system.
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said; “Our initiative as a company is to make Internet available and accessible to all, especially to students that are unable to afford the cost of access. As a way of development, we choose to invest in education through provision of free Internet services for both able and physically challenged students”.
El Youssefi noted that there is need to inculcate good values in students, therefore empowering teachers with information from the Internet, enables them to teach the children how to make good decisions and equip them with techniques on how to use the internet in a safe way.
John Thuku, the school’s headmaster expressed his gratitude to Airtel saying that, “The free Internet connectivity will assist our pupils and teachers in many ways ,they will be able to get enlightened with what is happening around the globe, as well as they will not feel left out since the world is in the digital era.”
Established 50 years ago by the PCEA, Kambui school for the deaf has grown and developed in many ways and now holds over 300 pupils aged between 5 – 23 years with classes ranging from pre-school, primary to secondary and vocational training that include carpentry and joinery, dress making, agriculture, and beauty therapy.