Shikusa Borstal Institution gets ICT learning boost from the Safaricom Foundation

Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa cuts a ribbon to mark the official opening of a fully furnished computer laboratory in Borstal Prison, Juvenile section in Kakamega county. The computer lab that is fully equipped with 30 computers will help more than three hundred boys to access computer lessons and do research in their studies.

 The equipment was handed over by Peter Ndegwa on his first visit to Western Kenya as Safaricom CEO

Over 300 students at the Shikusa Borstal institution in Kakamega County will be able to access digital learning skills after Safaricom Foundation handed over 30 computers.

The internet-enabled computers are aimed at enhancing the students’ ICT literacy and research skills as they look to re-integrate into society. The KES 1 million investment is part of Safaricom Foundation’s focus on technical and vocational education.

“The vocational skills these students have learned so far will add value to the communities where they come from. Adding computer literacy and digital skills is critical to their future if they are to re-integrate successfully into society. That is why Safaricom Foundation has equipped their ICT centre with 30 computers ,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO,  Safaricom.

The Foundation recently invested KES 1 million into technical training equipment in Shimo la Tewa Borstal Institution in Mombasa County.

In March 2020, Safaricom Foundation launched a TVET programme targeting food and beverage, electrical engineering, plumbing and welding courses.