Safaricom has partnered with Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students who study at home.
Students are at home following a government directive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world. In Kenya, 110 people have been affected with 3 deaths recorded.
The partnership with Eneza Education will allow students in grades 4 to 4 to access learning and review content on the Shupavu291 SMS for free after a 60-day waiver of the daily KES 3 subscription fee.
Learners will also be able to access educational content on Web Shupavu, Viusasa online training and the Longhorn Online Learning Portal via the Safaricom network with no data charges, up to 250MB per day, for the next 60 days.
Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom, said: “These are difficult times for our country and the world in general and as a company we are constantly looking for ways to be present for our customers. Through this initiative, we want to ensure that all students can access educational content, whether through multifunction phones or smartphones, and follow their studies while they are at home.
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