As part of the efforts to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ecobank has sealed a partnership with Google to leverage its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store.
With social distancing being enforced and schools closed, parents are looking for ways to help children keep up with their learning and homework. Thus, the partnership, which will allow Ecobank to 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, according to Ecobank are free on the Google Play Store, with specific apps available in local languages and will help children study online and stay on top of their education.
“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,” said Nana Abban, Head, Group Consumer Banking Ecobank.
He said countries across Africa have historically had limited access to educational platforms, reasons why the pan-African bank is leveraging on its distribution network to make access to education as easy as the tap of an app, keeping children educated and enlightened at the same time, whilst also keeping them safe online.
Ecobank encourages parents across Africa to join Google’s ‘Online Safety for Families & Parents’ webinar, which will be hosted on YouTube on Thursday 7th May at 11:00 AM GMT. To join the webinar, just click the live link here (https://bit.ly/2WyUcAR).