Airtel has connected Kambui school for the deaf to the Internet for free to 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 schools across the country in an effort to support Kenya’s education system.
Last week, Airtel connected Machakos Police station, in Kenya to the internet for free to allow the officers at the station connect to relevant online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allowing them to interact, receive and share information related to security with security agents and members of the public in the County.
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”.
Mr 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.
Established 50 years ago by the P.C.E.A, 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.
Mr. 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.”