Longhorn Publishers will set up a digital learning centre to help inmates at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison access the latest learning materials that are in line with the new competence-based curriculum.
The publisher, which is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), will install its e-learning platform in the computers currently available at the correctional facility by the end of the year.
The programme, which will cost the firm Sh250,000, will give inmates access to all Longhorn e-books that are on Google and Apple play stores as well as its web portal.
“We plan to provide the Longhorn e-Learning products that will be installed in the existing computer lab at Langata Prison. Our products will enable inmates to access the latest learning materials including the new competence based curriculum,” Longhorn Publishers chief executive Maxwell Wahome said last week.
He was speaking on the sidelines of an event where the firm donated set books and other literary material to cater for primary and secondary level pupils.
The company said it chose the prison due to its proximity to the city centre, adding that it plans to introduce the same programme in a male prison by the end of next month.
The firm reckons the move will help the government in its efforts to ensure basic computer skills through the digital literacy programme.
Longhorn’s sales revenue grew 16.84 per cent to Sh1.7 billion for the year ended June, with the publisher recording an after tax profit of Sh183.60 million in the period.
The company is currently undergoing a leadership transition following the resignation of Simon Ngigi in July this year.
Mr Wahome took over as Acting Group managing director before being confirmed for the top job just weeks later.
Via Business Daily