In its endavour to transform education using ICT, KENET launched a Schools’ Connectivity Initiative (A CSR project). Currently, KENET aims to connect over 40 schools outside Nairobi County. Towards this, Kisii High School and Moi Girls High School in Marsabit have already been connected to the Internet.
KENET in collaboration with the County Government of Nairobi and Wananchi Group aims to supplement the Government’s free laptop initiative. In this end, Zuku, an affiliate of the Wananchi Group Company has rolled out a KShs.197.4 million (US$ 2 million) initiative Dubbed ‘WazEd’. The initiative is designed to install free unlimited high-speed fixed internet to over 2,000 public and private schools in Nairobi County. Beginning from April 2014, ZUKU rolled out a pilot project of the ‘Wazed’ initiative scheduled to run for 15 months in 150 schools.
In this project, KENET will; connect and manage the Internet services and educational portal, oversee the registration of the schools’ domain and host the website of the umbrella schools association. Among its enormous benefits, the initiative will; enable students to conduct viable research and access massive and latest sources of knowledge and information from different parts of the world. In addition, the initiative will support teachers in connected schools by providing them high speed access to open educational content and online capacity building courses on new methods of teaching and learning with technology.