ICT Authority, Huawei Technologies, TotoSci and eMentoring Africa have announced a new project to empower over 400 vulnerable students of Bosco School in Karen.
The partnership aims to empower street children through providing technology, technology skills, science education, soft skills, life skills and mentoring.
The project is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the Connected Kenya Summit which took place at Bomas of Kenya on October 22 to October 24.
Huawei will donate 60 tablets for use by the students in their studies and education for the project.
The project not only provides hardware, but also provides the crucial skills that will enable these vulnerable youth to improve their lives and career prospects.
eMentoring Africa will provide mentoring, soft skills, life skills and entry-level technology skills for the students, while TotoSci provides a tailor-made curriculum based on experiential learning and a science and coding kit.
Speaking during the rollout of the initiative, Huawei Senior Director for Public Affairs, Adam Lane, said the goal is to help a group of vulnerable students understand and take advantage of technology to further their studies and careers.
He emphasized the wide range of skills that will be provided to the students along with the technology, so that they can be inspired for future careers in STEM, and have the confidence and support to achieve these.
“We are always delighted to give back to the communities in which we operate in,” he said.
“Through this initiative with our partners today, we believe that the students will no longer be disadvantaged, but will actually be at an advantage amongst their peers as they will possess the necessary skills to make something of themselves.”
This year marked the 10th edition of the annual Connected Kenya Summit, that brings over 500 ICT thought leaders and experts under one roof, in the spirit of collaboration and partnerships to catalyze the use of ICT in the achievement of the Big Four agenda, government service delivery to citizens, and the attainment of a knowledge economy.