Kenya: Safaricom partners with UNICEF to provide free information on health, child care & job opportunities

Author: Ivy Nyayieka, Business Daily (Kenya), Published on: 15 May 2019

"Safaricom, Unicef unveil free internet"

Safaricom has partnered with Unicef to launch a mobile information platform which will be accessible to the more than 31 million of the telco’s mobile subscribers for free. Through the partnership, users who access the mobile platform dubbed Internet of Good Things Kenya via Safaricom SIM cards will be able to access information on issues such as health, nutrition, child care, job applications and emergency responses at no charge. Safaricom has underwritten the connectivity costs related to accessing the site.

Unicef curates the content targeting young people and liaises with government entities and information providers. “Today’s generation of children and young people face enormous challenges and on the continent we know that there is a rapidly growing population which will perhaps always also be the most strained to services such as education and health,” said Unicef regional communications officer Priscilla Ofori-Amanfo during the launch of the platform yesterday.

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