Lenovo has partnered with the African Storybook to empower and support underprivileged children in Kenya.
The two held their first event at the Kibera Community Library (KNLS) on October 7, 2023.
The event focused on education, mentorship, and personal development, aiming to inspire and uplift 100 deserving young students.
Together, they are committed to nurturing the students through technology, literacy, and soft skills education.
“We are excited to partner with African Storybook for this charity event in Kenya,” said Jane Govindsamy, CSI Champion Southern Africa at Lenovo.
“At Lenovo, we believe in the transformative power of education and technology. By providing resources, mentorship, and a positive learning environment, we aim to inspire and uplift these children, helping them build a better future for themselves and their communities,” added Jane.
The African Storybook focuses on language and how a lack of exposure to the written word can affect educational outcomes.
It aims to increase access to storybooks in Africa’s many languages to enhance children’s literacy and imagination.
Lenovo previously funded the development of teacher training and donated technology to support cluster development, assisting teachers in planning and helping children learn.
Research shows that underprivileged children in Kenya face significant barriers to accessing technology, which hinders their educational and developmental opportunities.
Limited financial resources within their families and communities make it difficult to afford essential technological devices such as computers, smartphones, or tablets.
Furthermore, the lack of infrastructure and inadequate internet connectivity in remote areas further exacerbate the problem by limiting their access to online resources and educational platforms.
These are the challenges that Lenovo aims to address through its Smarter for Technology vision.
As part of this youth development program, Lenovo will donate stationery supplies and Lenovo tablets to African Storybook.
This contribution will enhance the educational resources available to students and promote digital literacy.