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Avanti Communications appointed to deliver Kenyan schools programme

May 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms

Avanti Communications has entered a strategic partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver a high impact education programme to Kenyan schools.

DFID has contributed £9.46m in funding to the programme through its Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC)  initiative. The new partnership will reach 60,000 Kenyan pupils, including a large proportion of girls currently marginalised from education. A unique technology solution developed by the programme partners will address many of Kenya’s educational challenges.

The programme is powered by satellite broadband via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, which provides 100% coverage over Kenya.

David Williams, Chief Executive at Avanti Communications, commented: “We are delighted to be leading such a significant programme for Kenyan education, enabled by DFID funding. Our innovative collaboration provides a unique solution to overcome the huge challenges faced by this sector. Wide-scale deployment will positively impact hundreds of communities, powered by Avanti’s quality Ka-band satellite technology.”

Staff writer

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