Huawei has launched the Learn ON program, which provides high-quality resources on an open digital platform for educators and students in Kenya
Spotted: Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, education facilities across the globe have been forced to temporarily close for the safety of their staff and students. In Kenya, over 15 million students are expected to be learning from home, which has prompted multinational technology company Huawei Technologies to launch an eLearning initiative. The Learn ON program provides high-quality resources on an open platform, together with financial support to ensure educational continuity.
The program includes a few key benefits, the first being a €4.5 million Huawei ICT Academy Development Incentive Fund, provided to partner colleges for activities such as online courses and training. More than 1500 teachers are expected to be trained, and over 100 online “Train the Trainer” sessions will be available between through December. Lastly, 50,000 students are expected to be trained through online self-learning, courses and classes.
Ten universities in Kenya and hundreds of students have taken advantage of the resources available through the Learn ON program already, and more than 500 students have been provided with data bundles to enable online studying. Huawei Kenya has also further collaborated with the ICT Authority to equip the DigiTalent interns, an internship program that develops the Kenyan ICT talent pool with the latest technologies.