East Africa’s leading telecommunication company Safaricom PLC has partnered with online publishing company Kodris Africa to promote coding learning solutions by allowing subscribers to buy yearly lessons through their Mpesa App.
The partnership will allow Safaricom customers to buy coding lesson tokens through the infamous application. After successfully buying these tokens, the customers can activate those coding lessons via the Kodris Mini App on smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, and laptops of their children.
“We are excited to partner with Kodris to provide more than thirty million M-pesa customers with access to learning solutions via the Kodris Mini App, which is now accessible via our M-Pesa super app,” stated Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.
In April 2022, the government of Kenya via the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) approved the coding syllabus in the country. It then launched the program two months later, where primary and secondary schools got the go-ahead to include the innovation-oriented and futuristic syllabus in their curriculum.
Thereafter, Kodris Africa was granted permission by the government of Kenya to provide the coding classes. This made the online publishing company the official provider of the first-ever government-approved coding program.
The coding classes are provided online, where students are required to buy licenses to access the lessons. This is where the Safaricom partnership comes in to provide a smooth and reliable process. The Kodris Mini App is an interactive online platform via which students access their online coding classes.
According to Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene, the new partnership will improve the digital literacy in Kenya by improving access to coding lessons in Kenya.
“The skills that students will learn will be relevant today and tomorrow, allowing them to explore and unleash their creativity and innovativeness in a highly digitized and computerized world that provides opportunities for growth,” said Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene.
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa mentioned that through the partnership, Kodris Africa will innovate for their customers using the telco’s payment and Information Technology solutions.