The Microsoft office in Kenya in conjunction with Intel East Africa, Kenya’s leading mobile phone services provider, Safaricom Limited, one of Kenya’s leading consumer banking institutions, Equity Bank, Mitsumi Computer Garage and Kenya Private School Association will on 27th February 2014 be launching the Youth Device Programme.
This programme aims to empower students through digital inclusion in the education system.
Since this system continues to gradually experience changes on how, when and where students and educators interact using digital platforms and content, there is a great need to provide enabling platforms that cater for this paradigm shift in learning structures.
As partners to this programme, here is how the different stakeholders are involved:
- Intel East Africa will provide the training program and material
- Safaricom Limited will provide the data plan, through the M-Changa (a Kenyan fundraiser start-up)
- Equity Bank will be the finance partner,
- and Mitsumi Computer Garage will offer devices
- Kenya Private School Association comes on board as launch partner
This is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative that pledged to put tens of millions of devices in African hands by 2016.