Thousands of Moringa School students as well as potential learners now have an opportunity to access quality laptops at a subsidized cost to aid in their learning.
The move follows a partnership between the tech center, Lipa Later and tech giant Huawei for a period of at least one year and will see tech enthusiasts interested in joining Moringa School programs, access to brand new laptops from Huawei via a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ deal financed by Lipa Later.
Moringa School CEO, Snehar Shah said, “We realized that over half of our applicants either have no access to quality laptops or are unable to afford one. This partnership now gives them an opportunity to get quality devices from our partners while still giving them affordability.”
Through the partnership, the 18 to 30-year-old students will get to enjoy low-interest rates of 3.8% per month at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of Kes119,999 inclusive of VAT.
Further, Moringa School has partnered with Close the Gap LTD. While the Lipa Later and Huawei partnership employs a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ model, this partnership will enable new and existing students of Moringa School to access quality laptops using a very affordable pricing model. For example, a HP ELITE X2 1011 G1 FULL HD/TOUCHSCREEN 11.6 CORE M5 1.2GHZ M-5Y71 that retails for Kes49,000 and above will only retail at Kes26,499 and will be eligible to financing from Lipa Later, too.
“We are very excited for these partnerships, as an institution, we listen and find solutions that enable our current and prospective students to benefit from our world-class tech skills training solutions. We believe that this will also provide an opportunity for more students to enroll in our programs as this eliminates a barrier to entry,” he added.
Close the Gap LTD is a global social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned IT devices donated by Europe-based companies to educational, medical, and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Since its inception in 2014, Moringa has trained over 4,000 students and placed more than 85 percent of the graduates into leading companies throughout Africa and the world.