AccessKenya In Deal To Provide Blind Students With ICT Tools

AccessKenya MD Kris Senanu

AccessKenya Group announced a 7.2 Million deal over the next two years earmarked at supporting the use of technology in the delivery of education in Kenya.  The firm signed two agreements with inAble Kenya and Computer for Schools in which inAble will continue to provide Assistive Technology Labs for the visually impaired.  The partnership with Computer For Schools seeks to deepen ICT integration in the classroom by training teachers on emerging technologies and how to incorporate the same in learning.

Speaking at the event, Access Kenya Group deputy CEO Kris Senanu said the goal of the partnership is to help unleash the potential of the vulnerable in the society through the use of technology. “Our vision is to see the inclusion of education sector in the gains being made in the ICT sector and especially to the marginalized and vulnerable”, he said.

InABLE Kenya provides technology for the visually impaired through creation of laboratory full equipped with ICT tools such as the Non visual desktop access capable of interpreting data on a computer. The inABLE Kenya platforms allows for the teaching of critical IT skills including Application development, Web design and ITIL. The partnership with Access Kenya will increase the number of labs and also provide internet connectivity to the various schools catering for such students.

Access Kenya was last year acquired by South African firm Dimension data and plans are there to merge the firm with Internet Solutions, another subsidiary of Access Kenya. Access Kenya recently abandoned its Home and Retail business opting to provide corporate solutions.