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Airtel uses internet to make a difference in the society

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Airtel Kenya CSR Manager Aigelgel Murbe shows Alex Kaluyu how to connect to the internet using the device donated by Airtel.

Airtel Kenya has partnered with the Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK) to offer them free. This is expected to provide seamless and effective internet connection to the organization, giving its members the freedom to freely interact with the internet.

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi explained that, “Through our seamless internet connectivity, we are enabling the albinism society of Kenya to drive its organizational research, public education and awareness, connect and interact with its members, stakeholders and the world.   By doing so, we believe that we will be enabling the organization’s campaign that is being supported by Honourable Isaac Mwaura, Simon and many other supporters to make a difference in the society.”

One of the key objectives that ASK aims to achieve this year is to carry out interactive sessions and dissemination workshops throughout the country, in a campaign that seeks to educate people about albinism.

In March 2013, Hon. Isaac Mwaura was nominated to Kenya’s National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament as the first Member of Parliament with albinism. Hon. Mwaura, who is also a founder and former vice chairman of the Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK) nomination, has brought a new narrative about people living with albinism- it has shown that they can also lead and that their contribution is needed in the country.

The Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2006 with an aim of sharing the experiences of people living with albinism; stories of stigma and discrimination, of living as a minority group in cultures and societies that are ignorant of their rights, needs and condition.

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