Airtel offers free internet to support home learning during quarantine in Kenya

The CEO of Airtel Kenya, Prasanta Das Sarma, said recently that numerous students are already enjoying the service that was introduced to enable continued learning at home in the wake of coronavirus pandemic which forced the government to close all schools countrywide.

“Airtel is doing this as part of its commitment to empowering the students using its technology and ensuring that students remain positively engaged in their learning process despite not being able to attend regular classroom sessions with their teachers at school in these trying times,” he said.

The move is expected to facilitate home learning at a time the country is dealing with economic effects of COVID-19.

The program will allow learning through the Longhorn e-platform through which learning material can be accessed on SMS, Android and Windows mobile platforms.

The newly introduced program will be available until the schools are re-opened. According to the government’s directive, learning institutions remain closed indefinitely.

According to a statement from Airtel, “This will help them continue learning while out of school, and open up a new world of opportunities for their future.”