Moringa students to own Huawei laptops and pay flexibly through Lipa Later scheme




Moringa School has announced a partnership with Lipa Later and Huawei that will see all Moringa students and prospects have an opportunity to own quality laptops at a subsidized cost.

The partnership which will be in effect for a period of at least one-year will enable 18 to 30-year-old tech enthusiasts interested in joining Moringa School programs, access to brand new laptops from Huawei via a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ deal financed by Lipa Later.

Speaking during the signing of the MoU, Moringa School CEO, Snehar Shah said: “We realized that over half of our applicants either have no access to quality laptops or are unable to afford one. This partnership now gives them an opportunity to get quality devices from our partners while still giving them affordability.”

Through the partnership, students will get to access low interest rates of 3.8% per month at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of Kshs 119,999 inclusive of VAT.

In addition to this, Moringa School has gone a step further to partner with Close the Gap. While the Lipa Later and Huawei partnership employs a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ model, the partnership with Close the Gap will enable new and existing students of Moringa School to own quality laptops using an affordable pricing model. For example, a HP ELITE X2 1011 G1 FULL HD/TOUCHSCREEN 11.6 CORE M5 1.2GHZ M-5Y71 that retails for Kshs 49,000 and above will retail at just Kshs 26,499 and will be eligible to financing too from Lipa Later.

“We are very excited for these partnerships, as an institution, we listen and find solutions that enable our current and prospective students to benefit from our world class tech skills training solutions. We believe that this will also provide an opportunity for more students to enroll in our programs as this eliminates a barrier to entry,” he added.

Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned IT devices donated by European companies to educational, medical, and social projects in developing and emerging countries.

Since its inception in 2014, Moringa has trained over 4,000 students and placed more than 85% of its graduates into leading companies throughout Africa and the world. 

Moringa is a multi-disciplinary learning-accelerator committed to closing the skills gap in Africa’s job market by providing transformative tech-based learning. Founded in April 2014, Moringa School plays a pivotal role in developing and nurturing high potential individuals who are passionate about technology and want to take a lead role in Software Engineering and other tech-based programs.

Moringa has so far trained over 4,000 students and placed more than 85% of its graduates into reputable companies throughout Africa and the world. Some of the notable companies that the graduates have been placed in include Safaricom, I&M, Andela, Sanlam, Microsoft, Cybertek and Dalberg Data Insights. In 2020, Moringa was listed among the top 50 Edtech companies in Africa by HolonIQ. The World Bank cited Moringa School as a leader in the space following its research into technology boot camps. Most recently, Moringa School was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers in 2021.” Through a distinctive learning model and a curriculum partnership with Flatiron School, the no.1 US bootcamp, Moringa is creating world-class developers in Africa.

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