Airtel Africa, UNICEF Reaffirm Commitment to Accelerate Access to Quality Education
Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya, has reaffirmed the joint commitment between Airtel Africa and UNICEF to accelerate access to quality education to millions of children in Africa, through digital learning.
Ogunsanya, who was speaking during a visit to Kitende Secondary School, Entebbe, one of the schools connected to the internet by the mobile telecommunications operator, stated that “Airtel Africa is cognizant of the great value education contributes to our nations across the continent, which is why we are very deliberate in promoting education and empowering our people.
“Airtel Africa will continue to support the shared efforts by identifying and collaborating with strategic partners like UNICEF to transform the way our children learn.We commit to do this in across the 13 other countries where Airtel Africa operates,” Ogunsanya pledged.
Also speaking on the occasion, the state minister for Primary Education, Dr. Moriku Kaducu, acknowledged the positive contribution by Airtel Uganda and UNICEF in the transformation of educational opportunities for children. She pledged the government to support the partnership in the form of a conducive policy framework and continuous engagements to drive down the tax rates on end-user devices and data for educational purposes.
Airtel Africa and UNICEF launched the $57m 5-year partnership in 2021, to accelerate the roll-out of digital learning for children by connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms in Uganda and other Airtel Operating Countries, to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.