Bharti Airtel Ltd tied-up with UNICEF to provide education content in 17 African countries

Feb 19, 2015 11:00 IST

Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel Limited on 18 February 2015 tied-up with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide health, education and youth-focused content to its customers in 17 African countries.

In this regard, Bharti Airtel limited and UNICEF signed a partnership agreement. Their partnership is aimed at improving African population’s access to health and education-related information from various innovative projects supported by UNICEF.

The partnership extends across 17 countries in Africa including Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

This agreement will help UNICEF to tap into Airtel’s mobile services to spread its health, education and youth-focused content to Airtel customers across the 17 African countries.

Through Airtel’s improved connectivity, more Africans will have free access to mobile applications and services developed by UNICEF such as eduTrac, mTrac and U-report with improved connectivity.

Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel launched its first customised 3G Smartphone pan-Africa to tap mobile internet users.

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