- The Kenya Scouts Association because they are one of the biggest youth movements in the country.
- Google wanted to also support the scouts and enable them to also be great explorers of the digital world.
Google is now partnering with the Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) to create awareness of child online safety.
Google's Government Affairs and Public Policy Lead in East Africa, Michael Murungi said that they started their online safety campaign in 2015.
"We came to realise that we can't do it alone and it became very clear who were some of the partners we can work with," he said.
Murungi said they chose the Scouts Association because they are one of the biggest youth movements in the country.
"The Scouts are a philanthropic movement who are well embedded with schools, established in terms of principles and grounding and teaching young people to be great explorers of the physical world," he said.
He said Google wanted to also support the scouts and enable them to also be great explorers of the digital world.
"So we worked with KSA to design a curriculum that is embedded in the Scouts' curriculum for online safety and towards establishing the Scouts Clubs," he said.
These clubs are managed by Scout's teachers and report up to even the scout county leaders.
"We are banking on establishing the scouts' clubs in the schools as focal points for online safety within the schools and the community," Murungi said.