The Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Kodris Africa have partnered to deepen digital learning following the formal approval of a coding syllabus for primary and secondary schools in Kenya.
The partnership will see the bank financially promote the use of Kodris Africa Studio by students in Kenya and then roll out into the rest of Africa.
“Today the world is looking for problem solvers. Learning to code will give an opportunity for our children to be part of the ongoing digital revolution,” Lena Yego, Head of Retail Banking Co-operative bank said.
“Learning to code has become more essential to the digital world, we are on the forefront as a retail bank to provide financial solutions to all stakeholders as this is a great initiative for our children,” she added.
The partnership will seek to democratize technology in the continent to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Other banks that have partnered with Kodris Africa are; Equity Bank, Stanbic Bank, and KCB Group.
“Stanbic Bank will contribute 100 computers to offer skills that are required, by the end of next year we are targeting to have 5,000 people trained,” Charles Mudiwa CEO of Stanbic Bank.
The partnership follows the approval of the syllabus by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) issued by CEO Prof Charles Ong’ondo on April 19, making Kenya the first country in Africa to reach this important education milestone.
Kodris Africa intends to equip learners with skills to solve problems and become producers in preparation for opportunities and jobs of the future.