Computer for Schools Kenya has partnered with Airtel Kenya to promote computer literacy in Kenya.
Speaking during the launch of the pilot programme in Machakos, CFSK director Tom Musili said some schools have the ICT infrastructure but lack internet connectivity, thus the need for partnering with Airtel.
Musili noted that 30 schools in Machakos county have been identified to benefit from the free ICT infrastructure and maintenance, adding that more will be covered next year in the county and the rest of the country.
Jesse Kisenya, the Airtel Communications executive officer assured of continued partnership with CFSK in an effort to boost computer literacy in the country.
Kisenya issued internet routers, modems among other connectivity gadgets to 30 schools in the county.
Present at the event were Machakos county director of education Charles Chacha, who welcomed the move by CFSK and Airtel to start the initiative in the county.
Chacha assured that the county performance will greatly improve given that the computers and internet will help in curriculum development since it has e-learning platforms where candidates will access free lessons and revision examinations.
Meanwhile, trainees in Vocational Training Centres in Trans Nzoia county will now be issued with tools to enable them be self employed once they graduate from the institutions.
The Trans Nzoia county director of vocational training, Eliud Lusweti, said the move will ensure that the trainees get sufficient experience in their various trades unlike previously when most of them graduated from VTCs without any experience and tools of trade.
“Lack of experience and tools made most of the artisans from the VTCs unemployable due to lack of technical skills that could suit the job market,” Lusweti added.
He was speaking last Friday in Kitale.