Longhorn Publishers and Safaricom Partner to Provide 1.5 Million Tablets for Learners

Longhorn Publishers and Safaricom have joined forces to supply 1.5 million tablets to students across Kenya. Safaricom has been known to support various learning initiatives and this one does not come as a surprise. In the partnership, the new initiative aims to revolutionize the education sector by providing access to quality educational content which is aligned with the curriculum developed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Quick Summary:

  • Longhorn Publishers and Safaricom collaborate to distribute 1.5 million tablets to students.
  • The tablets come preloaded with educational content aligned with the KICD curriculum.
  • Safaricom will handle tablet assembly, data connectivity, and insurance services.
  • The initiative aims to enrich learning experiences and promote digital literacy among students.

Partnership Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Educational Content: The tablets will offer a wide range of educational resources that should cover various levels of learning starting with preschool to Form 4 levels. This includes digital textbooks, videos, audio materials, educational games, quizzes, and assignments, ensuring a holistic learning experience.
  • Affordable Pricing: The tablet and digital learning package will be available at a cost of Sh13,000 which is payable in a monthly installment over a year. This pricing model aims to make the tablets accessible to a broader range of students and schools.
  • Child Protection Features: The tablets will feature internet connectivity blocked to non-educational content thereby prioritizing child safety and safeguards. This ensures that students can access educational materials without exposure to inappropriate content.
  • Teacher Support: Educators will have access to a wealth of educational resources from various publishers to enable them to create diverse and engaging learning experiences in the classroom. This support aims to empower teachers in delivering quality education to their students.
  • Revenue-Sharing Model: Content creators who develop educational materials will have the opportunity to monetize their content through a revenue-sharing agreement. This fosters a sustainable ecosystem for educational content development and distribution, benefiting both creators and learners.

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