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West Africa: Sonatel reveals digital education project

November 27, 2014 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

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In Senegal, the project will benefit around 72,000 pupils in 30 primary and secondary schools chosen by the ministry. (Image Source: http://media.al.com).

Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation’s digital education project for Africa in the presence of the country’s minister of education, Serigne Mbaye Thiam.

According to the operator, the project is expected to cover Senegal, Cameroun, Niger and Madagascar in its pilot phase. The company revealed that schools chosen for the programme will be able to access online educational content via Wi-Fi, including Wikepedia, Khan Academy math and science courses, and digital books.

According to Telecompaper, in Senegal, the project will benefit around 72,000 pupils in 30 primary and secondary schools chosen by the ministry. Each will receive a kit consisting of 50 tablets, two servers, a digital white board and a video projector.

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