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Friday, 28 February 2014

Microsoft, Intel launch 4Afrika Youth Device Programme

Leading global software company, Microsoft, chipmaker Intel and the Kenya Private Schools Alliance have launched a ‘youth device programme’.

The programme is planned to provide a bundle of cheap devices, educational applications, online services, affordable data plans, and smart financing to Kenyan learning institutions as part of the Microsoft 4Afrika’s Youth Initiative.

The programme will commence in Kenya and later launch in other African countries including South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt, the aim being to equip youth with 21st century skills and promote digital inclusion amongst Africa’s youth and educators across the continent.

“A range of Microsoft and Intel devices and services in different form factors will be available, each one preloaded with education applications including Intel’s Explore and Learn, the full Office 365 suite, and Skype,” part of a statement from Microsoft reads.

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