Computer Aid International is happy to announce a new partnership with Orion Global Managed Services who will be supporting our work on the Malezi Digital Hub in Kenya. Orion Global are specialists in global IT services and resources, they will be funding the project as well as offering access to some of their expert engineers in-country.

The Malezi Community Digital Hub is a program led by our Computer Aid Kenya office with a view to establishing one of the only hubs in one of the most vulnerable communities in Kenya. Less than a handful of NGOs work in Kitui Ndogo slum due to its hazardous sanitation problems, security issues, and its relatively small size (compared with Kibera slum). By developing the digital hub at the school ground, we are going to enrol 25 teachers from 5 schools into ICDL training, getting them certified in IT skills which will enable them to, in turn, train their students and be able to implement the digital curriculum in their courses. The digital hub will serve the teachers and students in Malezi school as well as other 5 neighbouring schools with an average student population between 80 to 150 students each.

The program aims to provide more than 2784 hours of access to technology per year and impact more than 590 people among teachers, students, school leavers and adults from this underprivileged community.

Orion Global offers a simple single point of contact IT support solution with 24×7 access to 6000+ trained IT engineers in over 150 countries around the world. They’re a perfect partner for Computer Aid, as they have the benefit of being a global IT company but expertly local, with an extensive network of technicians across Africa. Their dedicated team of IT engineers are available around the clock, each one with English and local language skills and knowledge, they offer instant access to level 1 technicians up to level 6 consultants with a range of technical ability, across multiple technologies. This is just the start of our partnership with Orion Global Managed Services, and we’re excited to work with them on even more projects after this project comes to an end!