Safaricom partners with Zeraki to unveil digital learning platform




Safaricom has partnered with Zeraki Learning to enable secondary school learners access affordable education services from well trained teachers and informative video lessons.

The digital platform seeks to provide topic-by-topic assessments and powerful metrics to help students diagnose their weaknesses and track their progress.

“Our investments in education, both from a solutions and philanthropic perspective, are geared towards addressing current gaps and boost youth employability. Through the partnership with Zeraki Learning we want to ensure that the platform makes digital education accessible and affordable. For parents, Zeraki gives them access to their child’s academic record which they can use to support their decisions”, said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

(TOP: From left – Safaricom Technology for Development , Senior Manager, Benjamin Makai; Zeraki Learning Chief Operations Officer, Erick Oude; and Safaricom Product Manager Kennedy Kahura, test the newly launched video learning app on a tablet during the launch of the Zeraki learning digital platform at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development).

The app will enable secondary school students access affordable education services from well trained teachers for as low as Kshs 20. The app is available on MySafaricom App.

Safaricom has added a touchpoint within MySafaricom App which will enable parents and guardians to subscribe for the service for as low as Kshs 20 a day. The amount can be deducted from customers’ airtime/postpaid bill or via M-PESA.

“We are glad to be able to extend our services to Safaricom customers in a bid to make learning accessible to students from all backgrounds. By leveraging on Safaricom’s technology and platform and pairing it with our services, we will provide a solution that we hope will have a positive impact in Kenya,” said Isaac Nyangolo, CEO, Zeraki Learning.

Zeraki analytics offers the latest system of compiling and analyzing students’ data by providing an interface for results analysis, marks entry, and bulk messaging to parents. For the teachers, Zeraki analytics results gives them a new and easy way to analyze and visualize exam results.

The platform is available in the education section of MySafaricom App under the discover tab and on www.safaricom.com/elimu.

Zeraki is all about using technology to solve some of the toughest challenges encountered in providing quality education in Africa. Zeraki’s cutting-edge solutions provide insights that enable informed decision making, provide access to quality instruction and take the stress out of everyday administrative tasks. The platform’s core product, Zeraki analytics, is transforming the way educational data is collected, analyzed and used.

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