Over three hundred students at the Shikusa Borstal institution in Kakamega County will access digital learning skills after Safaricom Foundation handed over thirty computers. The internet-enabled computers are aimed at enhancing the students’ information communication technology (ICT) literacy and research skills as they aim at re-integrating into society. The Kshs. 1 million investment is part of Safaricom Foundation’s focus on technical and vocational education.
“The vocational skills these students have learned so far will add value to the communities where they come from. Adding computer literacy and digital skills is critical to their future if they are to re-integrate successfully into society. That is why Safaricom Foundation has equipped their ICT centre with thirty computers,” said Peter Ndegwa, chief executive officer (CEO), Safaricom.
Safaricom Foundation recently invested Kshs. 1 million into technical training equipment in Shimo la Tewa Borstal Institution in Mombasa County. In March 2020, the Foundation launched a TVET programme targeting food and beverage, electrical engineering, plumbing and welding courses.