Airtel Kenya has has provided seven more schools in Mombasa and Central regions with free internet access. The project is part of Airtel’s Internet for School initiative, which is aimed to supporting Kenya’s education system by providing internet access to millions of students in the country especially those who cannot afford the cost of internet connection.
With seven more schools being connected, it means over 3600 students now join over 250,000 students from different schools across the country to receive free 24 hours connectivity to the internet, giving them opportunity to leverage the information access and content that the internet provides.
According to Airtel Kenya CEO, Adil El Youssefi, “Information and communications technology (ICT) has become a vital part of every child’s education. The power of the internet is invaluable and connectivity has the potential to transform education, inspiring students to improve in their studies and become successful people in life. It’s an investment in our children’s collective future that we believe will yield excellent rewards.”
The Internet for School Initiative has so far seen over 100 schools across the country get internet connection, which in turn is benefiting over 300,000 students.