UNICEF and Airtel Africa team up to support Children and Families affected by Covid-19

UNICEF and Airtel Africa are teaming up to provide 133 million School aged Children in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to remote learning and assistance for their families through mobile technology. Under this partnership, UNICEF and Airtel Africa will use mobile technology to benefit an estimated number of 133 million School age Children currently affected by school closures in 13 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With Covid-19 leading to school closures around the world, this partnership seeks to protect and uphold children’s right to education, event amidst crisis

The partnership will also provide UNICEF with a means to facilitate vital cash assistance to alleviate financial barriers for some of the most vulnerable families across the region.

UNICEF and Airtel Africa’s partnership aims to benefit children and families in 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Kenya, Gabon, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

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