KCB Bank Kenya has announced a partnership with Kodris Africa, an education technology firm, to offer discounted coding lessons to its customers. Under the partnership, Kodris Africa subscription licenses are being sold at a 50% discount, costing KSh 9,860 ($88) for a year of coding, down from the previous price of KSh 19,720 ($183).
Qualifying KCB customers can enroll their children in the online coding lessons for a monthly cost of KSh 822 ($7.50), with the option to pay in installments using a KCB credit card or through the Kodris Africa app. Schools will also be able to access classroom licenses at the discounted price of KSh 26,622 ($246), down from KSh 29,580 ($274). Kodris Africa has been approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to offer coding courses to primary and secondary school students.
The partnership is part of KCB Bank Kenya’s #4theLoveofEducation initiative, which aims to support the country’s education system through initiatives such as clean energy facilities, infrastructure improvements, donations of learning materials, and scholarships for talented but financially disadvantaged students.
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. Coding is a highly sought-after skill in today’s digital world, as it is used to create digital technologies that are applicable in all sectors of the economy.