Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, has partnered with Kodris Africa, a digital publishing company, to further the cause of coding education by purchasing yearly lessons through the M-PESA app.
This enables clients of Kodris Africa to purchase tokens for a year’s worth of coding classes via the M-PESA network. Once the tokens have been purchased, users may activate them on a laptop or desktop computer tablet so their children can learn to code.
Through the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, the Kenyan government approved a new curriculum for teaching coding in elementary and secondary schools in April 2022.
And the initiative was officially introduced to the public in June of 2022.
Kodris Africa, the provider of Kenya’s first-ever government-approved coding curriculum, will run the sessions, according to Charles Ong’ondo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Institute of Computer Developers.
Kodris Africa is a digital publishing company that teaches students, beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school, skills relevant to the 21st century, such as algorithmic thinking and creative problem-solving.
Students with home computers and Internet access can participate in the program because it is presented in an online format, and licenses are available for individual purchase.
Students receive the course material through participation in an interactive online studio.
According to Mugumo Munene, the Chief Executive Officer of Kodris Africa, the new relationship would boost the number of people who have access to coding training in the country.
Over 30 million M-PESA users will have access to various learning options due to this collaboration between Safaricom and M-PESA through the use of the Kodris Mini App, which may be reached through the M-PESA Super App.
According to Peter Ndegwa, the Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom, the partnership will enable Kodris to design new services for their clients by utilizing Safaricom’s payment and information technology solutions.