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KICD-approved coding lessons now available through the M-PESA Mini-APP platform

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Nairobi, 27 July 2022… Education technologies firm Kodris Africa has now partnered with Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) to promote the study of coding through the purchase of annual lessons on the M-PESA app.

Customers can now be able to purchase tokens that will provide a year’s worth of coding lessons through the M-PESA platform and then activate them on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for their children to start learning how to programme computers.

Kodris Africa is the provider of Kenya’s first-ever government-approved programme for teaching coding, which is now the most demanded skill in the world.
It is classified as curriculum support material at KICD but applies to students in all other modern education systems. The programme is also accredited internationally by Pearson, the world’s largest education institution.

“We are excited to partner with Kodris to expand access to learning solutions to more than 30 million M-PESA customers who can now conveniently access the Kodris Mini App through our M-PESA Super App. This partnership will enable Kodris to take advantage of our payments and IT solutions to innovate for their customers,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development approved a programme for teaching coding, which is now in the roll-out stages in the country. The programme is online, and individuals can purchase licenses so that students who have access to computers and the Internet at home can access the program. Kodris Africa is also offering attractive school packages to ensure that learners in school can access the lessons through highly affordable packages.

Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene said that the partnership with Safaricom would go a long way in initiating the subject in the education system in Kenya.

“The digital revolution taking place throughout the world is transforming how work is done. The skills that students will learn via Kodris Africa will be relevant today and tomorrow and allow them to explore and unleash their creativity and innovativeness in a highly digitized and computerized world which offers growth opportunities,” said Munene.

About Kodris Africa

Kodris Africa is a platform established to teach primary and secondary school children how to code. Coding is one of the most important subjects a 21st student century can study.

As they learn to code, children can acquire 21st-century skills such as the ability to approach problems from different perspectives, think systematically and creatively, and come up with the shortest solutions. When students grasp the logic of algorithms, they realize that everything occurs in a certain order, and without that specific order, things that need to be done cannot be accomplished. Coding is not only limited to computer sciences, but it is also very important in terms of interdisciplinary interactions.

Algorithmic thinking, analytical thinking, and critical thinking, as well as problem-solving and design-oriented thinking are all considered the skills of our era. Many developed countries, having realized the importance of these skills, have made radical changes in their education systems. The Kodris Africa platform is approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and is internationally accredited by Pearson, one of the world’s largest education companies.

For further information visit or write to Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene at

Samuel Musila
Samuel Musila
Passionate Software Developer and Tech content creator From Nairobi, Kenya

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