Safaricom donates 195 Terabytes of data, 10 million voice minutes and 33 million SMS

Safaricom on Wednesday announced giving 195 terabytes of data,10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMS to over 5,529 healthcare workers.

This is an extension after the same offer lapsed since it was initiated in April this year.

In regard to this initiative, each health worker will get 12GB of data, 600 voice call minutes and 2000 sms for three months.

The goodies provided by Safaricom are meant to give out healthcare workers the freedom to communicate with families and government authorities during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The nation is behind the health workers as they continue playing a crucial role of managing the pandemic, and Safaricom is honored to play a part in ensuring they are protected. Our aim is to keep the country going and we will continue working with the government and other partners to support the frontline teams,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chief Special Projects Officer, Safaricom and Chairperson, Safaricom Foundation. 

Safaricom have been at the forefront in supporting the fight against Coronavirus. Safaricom Foundation and the Mpesa Foundation have been crucial in providing philanthropy support to date.

“Health workers are our first line of defense, and the continued support from Safaricom is a big boost to our containment efforts. More resources are required to enable the frontline teams safeguard the health of Kenyans, and we look forward to a continued partnership in the fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Rashid Abdi Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Health

During the same event , Samsung also donated 500 Samsung Galaxy A2 core smartphone devices worth ksh 3.8 million to help in improving communication among healthcare workers and authorities.

“Samsung is committed to Kenya and we are fortunate as a company to be able to leverage the power of our innovative technology to respond to the core pillars designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Our contribution of these smartphones to the Ministry of Health is designed to better equip the brave, frontline responders. It is to them we owe our thanks,” said Charles Kimari, Director of Mobile, Samsung Electronics East Africa.


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