Microsoft recently partnered with the British Council to launch the “African Digital Schools project,” a project aimed at helping bridge the digital divide in about six African countries.
Dubbed “Badiliko” in Swahili, the project will empower African schools using Microsoft technology with the British Council and Microsoft contributing $1 million each to the project.
About 8 digital school hubs will be established across Africa with the hope that it will empower about 100,000 learners. According to Mark Matunga, Microsoft’s Education Manager for East and Southern Africa,
”Educators should embrace technology to pass knowledge to students and boost their aptitude in relevant areas of study. We are encouraging more teachers to be trained in ICT skills.”