Ecobank, Google collaborate to keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Filed in Africa, Business News, COVID-19, NEWS by on May 7, 2020 0 Comments
  • This highly innovative and focus driven collaboration will aid children study online and stay on top of their education 24hous in a day

Ecobank Group, the pan-African Bank, is currently leveraging its distribution channel and partner networks to raise  valid 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.
Recently, Ecobank launched Rapidtransfer  which enables users to send and receive money across Africa.
As COVID-19 continues to affect both Education,tech sectors and virtually everyone’s lives, Ecobank is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of its customers across Africa.
With the enforcement and implementation of social distancing as well as the closure of schools, parents are looking for ways to help children keep up with their learning,acquire online skills and homework.
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Ecobank is helping 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 are free on the Google Play Store, with specific apps available in local languages.
Ecobank is conscious of children’s online safety and security, especially as they spend more time at home and online.
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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.
Head, Group Consumer Banking Ecobank, Nana Abban, 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, whilst also keeping them safe online” Nana Abban added.
A range of literacy apps are available now from the Google Play Store for Android devices.If you can recall, Google had previously Launched Read Along App to Help Grade students During Lockdown.
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