thebigword donates laptops to support school children in Kilifi, Kenya

Global language technology company, thebigword, has donated Microsoft Surface Pro laptops to school children and teachers in Kenya, to help make a difference to their future education.

Established in 2012 as a charity funded school, Kingston Junior Academy originally started with 23 pupils and 1 teacher and has now expanded into two schools with almost 700 pupils and 22 teaching staff.

In 2022 Kilifi Schools Education Fund connected electricity and Wi-Fi to the school. Following this implementation, thebigword have supported their cause and donated Microsoft Surface Pro laptops to help improve lessons and increase the skills and knowledge of the pupils going forward.

The pupil’s relationship to the world outside of Kenya has now also expanded, allowing them to research and learn about things outside of their culture and develop IT skills like how to save files, and experiment with programs such Paint 3D.

Emily Lynn, Head of CSR at thebigword said: “We are delighted to be able to support Kingston Junior Academy and Secondary with their education through the donation of these laptops. This equipment donation is just one element of the work we do in CSR. We are so proud of the hard work our colleagues put in to support charities and communities like this across the globe. This is a fantastic example of supporting our wider company values and it’s a great start to our 2023 CSR initiatives.”

Trevor Roberts, Founder of Kingston Junior Academy Kenya said: “On behalf of myself, everyone at Kingston, and particularly every single one of our pupils, I want to say an enormous thank you to everyone at thebigword for your kind donation. Your generosity will go such a long way in helping our pupils, our school, and the local community in general and it will assist them in so many ways, making the future of our schools so exciting!”

Through their ongoing commitment to CSR activities and initiatives, thebigword proudly supports their colleagues, communities, and the climate by conducting business in a socially responsible manner, contributing positively to global economic, environmental, and social progress.