18 January 2023
Nokia has announced a new collaboration with UNICEF to bridge the digital divide by helping to improve digital education and training in schools in select parts of Senegal.
This activity is in line with Nokia’s enhanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, as well as Nokia’s commitment to advance digital skills.
“Nokia plays an important role in bridging the digital divide by providing connectivity to unconnected and underserved communities,” said Nicole Robertson, vice president, Environmental Social and Governance at Nokia. “Connectivity, when coupled with digital skills, creates greater opportunity for employment, access to education and healthcare and participation in the digital economy. I am therefore delighted to announce Nokia’s partnership with UNICEF to advance digital skills and coding for children and young people in Senegal.”
The project with UNICEF Finland and UNICEF Senegal will involve teachers, as well as students in underserved areas in Senegal. The focus will be on digital education and training activities so students can develop their digital skills, including coding.
“UNICEF works to ensure that no child or young person is left behind in the digital revolution. No matter who they are, where they live, or where they come from, all children should benefit from the innovations that digital technologies bring to education – inside the classroom or at home. This catalytic partnership with Nokia is a major step in furthering quality education through innovative technology for children in Senegal,” said Silvia Danailov, UNICEF representative in Senegal.