Kenya's ICT body partners with China's Huawei to empower street children

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-27 02:06:33|Editor: ZX
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NAIROBI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Information Communication Technology (ICT) Authority, Huawei Technologies, TotoSci and E-Mentoring Africa on Friday announced a new project to empower street children.

The unique partnership will empower over 400 vulnerable students of Bosco School in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, through providing technology, technology skills, science education, soft skills, life skills and mentoring.

Adam Lane, a public relations officer of Huawei, said in Nairobi that through the program, 60 Huawei tablets will be donated for use by the students in their studies and education, and that eMentoring Africa will provide mentoring, soft skills, life skills and entry-level technology skills for the students while TotoSci will provide a tailor-made curriculum based on experiential learning and a science and coding kit.

The project is part of the corporate social responsibility program of the Connected Kenya Summit that took place on Oct. 22-24.

The summit, organized by the ICT Authority, is celebrating its 10th year and has a tradition of always supporting local communities and youth.

The annual event brought together over 500 ICT-thought leaders and experts under one roof in the spirit of collaboration and partnerships to catalyze the use of ICT in participating in Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda of universal healthcare, affordable housing, food security and manufacturing.