, Nairobi, Kenya Nov 15 –First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has lauded Airtel’s commitment to the development of education across the country through its community flagship program, Airtel free Internet for Schools.
The First Lady was speaking at Kangaru School in Embu County where she launched the Airtel Internet for Schools program at the School’s Computer laboratory.
The First Lady challenged the students at the institution to take full advantage of the program which gives them the required resources to compete with the rest of the world in order to be successful in their education.
Launched in November 2014, Airtel Internet for Schools program continues to allow students to enjoy free 24-hour internet connectivity, allowing them to have access to unlimited amount of relevant educational information available online.
Kangaru School which has over 1,000 students is the seventh from Embu County to join the growing list of schools that continue to benefit from the program. Airtel has so far connected over 157 schools across the country, impacting over 160,000 students to-date, with a plan to connect at least 1 million students to the internet.
“Airtel’s Free Internet for Schools program continues to harness the strength of the company’s technology to drive change in the community by giving more and more students from different parts of the country the freedom to connect to the world of information, helping them to learn better and open up a new world of opportunities for their future,” said Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi.