KCB Bank in partnership with Kodris Africa has unveiled Sh822 monthly financing program for coding lessons at 0 percent interest rate.
Through a statement, the lender announced that the new digital programme, christened #4theLoveofEducation adds to the support that the bank offers to schools, including facilities for clean energy, infrastructure improvement, donations of learning materials, scholarships for needy but bright young Kenyans, 100 per cent of school bus financing.
“We have traditionally supported the advancement of education across the various levels. We are now at the forefront of driving the mainstreaming of digital learning. We want to support the entire ecosystem for the country to achieve its education ambitions of access and quality,” said Annastacia Kimtai, KCB Retail Banking Director.
KCB stated that qualified customers can sign up their children for the online coding lessons.
The Kodris Africa subscription licenses are now retailing at a 50 percent discount, Sh9,860 for a year’s worth of coding, down from the previous Sh19,720.
“What we are doing is to ease access and affordability to enhance digital learning across the country. We are seeing increased uptake of the courses, noting that coding is one of the most sought-after skills globally,” said Mugumo Munene, the Chief Executive Officer at Kordis Africa.
Coding is the act of translating human ideas and intentions into commands computers can undertake.
Common examples of technologies that run on coding include Internet banking, ATMs, and mobile banking.
Digital technologies built through coding, however, stretch to all sectors of the economy, elevating it to a highly demanded skill in today’s world.