Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ecobank and Google collaborate to keep children learning amid COVID-19

Pan-African bank Ecobank Group is leveraging its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As COVID-19 continues to affect everyone’s lives, Ecobank is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its customers across Africa. With social distancing being enforced and schools closed, parents are looking for ways to help children keep up with their learning and homework.

Ecobank is helping raise awareness of locally relevant, globally applicable and accredited literacy and learning apps that support parents' efforts to educate their children at home. The apps are free on the Google Play Store, with specific apps available in local languages.

Nana Abban, head of group consumer banking at Ecobank, said, “We believe that children are Africa’s future. At this unprecedented time, it is more important than ever that parents use technology to help their children continue to learn and improve their knowledge. Ecobank is committed to closing the literacy and digital skills gap in Africa, and therefore ensuring that the education of Africa’s future generation of leaders does not suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

“Countries across Africa have historically had limited access to educational platforms. We are leveraging on our distribution network to make access to education as easy as the tap of an app, keeping children educated and enlightened at the same time, while also keeping them safe online,” Abban added.

A range of literacy apps are now available on the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

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