Intel Mobile Caravan brings digital literacy to Nairobi, Kenya

Picture by CIO East Africa - Intel/Airtel Caravan

Picture by CIO East Africa – Intel/Airtel Caravan

Intel Corporation and Airtel launched the Intel Mobile Caravan to provide ICT training to communities in rural areas around Nairobi, Kenya. Women and children will be invited to learn digital literacy skills in the caravan where high speed connectivity and access to laptop devices will be available.

The Intel Mobile Caravan started in Narok County, crossed through Nairobi, moved to Murang’a and was later on transferred to Machakos County until the 30th of September 2016. Some additional partners got involved and provided additional support for coordination with schools and digital educational content (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development), mobilization of women in communities (Joyful Women Organization) and the execution of training Sessions (Global Peace Foundation).

According to Rachel Ruto, Kenya’s Vice President’s wife, “This great initiative will see communities and especially women, who are the custodians of the community, empowered with ICT skills that will help them to advance in life. Having worked with women in various capacities, I believe that this caravan will enhance their technical skills and they will, in turn, apply these skills in their livelihood projects.”

Additional Sources: Capital FM