SAFARICOM STAFF HAND OVER TWO COMPUTER LABS IN RIFT VALLEY

December 8th 2015... Two schools in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties have benefitted from computer labs worth Kshs.1.6million as part of a charity initiative that aims to introduce technology to under-funded schools across the country.  

Staff in Safaricom’s technical division have raised funds from their own initiatives to fund the project, which aims to equip at least one computer lab in a public school in each of the 47 counties.

Anin primary school in Elgeyo Marakwet and Lemoru primary in Uasin Gishu became the latest beneficiaries with each receiving a fully equipped solar powered lab, with 11 computers.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, the 47-in-1 CSR project leader Thibaud Rerolle said the beneficiary schools are based on need and the likelihood to benefit other surrounding schools.

“This is part of our commitment to uplift the learning of ICT in primary schools across the country and forms part of our own personal initiative to realize Safaricom’s vision of transforming lives,” he said.

The 47-in-1 project was first launched at Ndundu primary school in Kiambu two months ago.

To ensure success of the project, 47 groups- that is one group per county- consisting of 14 members of staff in Safaricom’s Technology division were formed. The county teams are the ones that identified the beneficiary schools which were then vetted by a jury comprising of different teams working within Safaricom to ensure that they met the set criteria.

The entire project is estimated to cost Kshs. 85million which will be raised through staff involved in the project.

December 8th 2015... Two schools in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties have benefitted from computer labs worth Kshs.1.6million as part of a charity initiative that aims to introduce technology to under-funded schools across the country.  

Staff in Safaricom’s technical division have raised funds from their own initiatives to fund the project, which aims to equip at least one computer lab in a public school in each of the 47 counties.

Anin primary school in Elgeyo Marakwet and Lemoru primary in Uasin Gishu became the latest beneficiaries with each receiving a fully equipped solar powered lab, with 11 computers.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, the 47-in-1 CSR project leader Thibaud Rerolle said the beneficiary schools are based on need and the likelihood to benefit other surrounding schools.

“This is part of our commitment to uplift the learning of ICT in primary schools across the country and forms part of our own personal initiative to realize Safaricom’s vision of transforming lives,” he said.

The 47-in-1 project was first launched at Ndundu primary school in Kiambu two months ago.

To ensure success of the project, 47 groups- that is one group per county- consisting of 14 members of staff in Safaricom’s Technology division were formed. The county teams are the ones that identified the beneficiary schools which were then vetted by a jury comprising of different teams working within Safaricom to ensure that they met the set criteria.

The entire project is estimated to cost Kshs. 85million which will be raised through staff involved in the project.

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