, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider in Kenya has connected 23 more schools in Nairobi, Eastern, Nyanza , Western, Coast, Central and Rift regions to the Internet for free in the month of July as part of its ongoing ambitious internet for schools project.
The students in these schools now join hundreds of thousands of students who are benefiting from the project, allowing them to benefit from the unlimited amount of educational material and information available online hence broadening their learning.
Airtel’s Internet for schools project supports schools across the country by ensuring that more and more students have access to the Internet, receiving free 24 hours access to the information super highway, benefiting from the unlimited amount of educational material and information available online hence broadening their learning.
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi emphasised that the company is committed to the ambitious project saying that access to the Internet will keep students in schools updated and knowledgeable on current issues, not only in the field of academics, but in other spheres of life as well hence making us part of the global village.
“With our Internet for Schools project, we aim to bridge the digital divide that exists in communities and schools without access to Internet. It is for this reason that we’re proud to continue providing this free connectivity to more and more schools. This is a timely action because of the changes in the education system with more students turning to the Internet for learning resources,” said El Youssefi.
Airtel has so far connected 177 schools across the country impacting over 250,000 students to-date, with a plan to connect at least 1 million students to the internet. Last month, Airtel partnered with Chandaria Foundation and the Global Peace Foundation to support 41 schools in Kenya in the LEAP Hubs entrepreneurship program through the provision of free internet connection.