Airtel Kenya today provide free data connectivity to Sigweng Karuoth Primary School in Siaya County, Kenya as part of its efforts to support Kenya’s education system, giving students and teachers the opportunity to access unlimited amounts of information to broaden their learning.
With more students and teachers turning to the Internet for learning resources, the project will enable students and teachers from the institution to receive free 24 hour access to the Internet, giving them full access to learning tools provided through the Internet which will aid their learning exercise through access to relevant sites available on the Internet.
Speaking at the school, Siaya County Acting Commissioner Carolyn Onchoka said, “We are delighted that Airtel has taken the initiative of taking Education to a higher level. Pupils of Ukwala will now to access information relevant to their studies like any other pupil cities like Nairobi and Kisumu”. She further urged the school administration to open up the library and internet access to the locals so that they too can benefit from the connectivity.
On his part, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said that with internet connectivity, Airtel is able to better equip students with information, more knowledge which will subsequently empowering to become successful and of economic relevance to the country.
“Internet provides multitude of possibilities to students, allowing them to receive the same knowledge and exposure as other primary kids in the world. This project will continue to reach more schools in all the Counties as we seek to enhance education through the integration of Airtel’s internet technology in schools”, added Mr. El Youssefi.
The company has also enabled the following schools to freely access learning materials online: Muthei Primary School and Machakos Baptist School in Machakos County, Thuguma Children and Youth Empowerment Center from Nyeri County and Gitugi girls High School from Murang’a County. Kayole Police Station in Nairobi County has also benefited from the internet program, easing communication between the police officers in the station, the local community and other security agents.