KCB partners with Kodris Africa to enable their customers access coding lessons at a discount

KCB Bank has partnered with Kodris Africa to enable their customers to access coding lessons at discounted rates and pay in installments.

Under the partnership,  Kodris Africa subscription licenses will now retail at a 50% discount – Ksh9,860 for a year’s worth of coding, down from the previous KShs19,720.

Qualifying KCB customers can sign up their children for the online coding lessons at the cost of KShs.822 per month. The instalment-based payments will be available to customers using KCB credit card or via the Kordis Africa app. Under the deal, schools will access classroom licenses at discounted price of KShs26,622, down from KShs.29,580.

Kordis Africa has been approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KIDC) to roll out the first coding courses for primary and secondary school learners.

The new digital programme christened #4theLoveofEducation – adds to the support that the bank offers to schools, including facilities for clean energy, infrastructure improvement, donations of learning materials, scholarships for needy but bright young Kenyans, 100 per cent of school bus financing.

Annastacia Kimtai, the KCB Retail Banking Director, “We have traditionally supported the advancement of education across the various levels. We are now at the forefront of driving the mainstreaming of digital learning. We want to support the entire ecosystem for the country to achieve its education ambitions of access and quality.”

Coding is the act of translating human ideas and intentions into commands computers can undertake. Common examples of technologies that run on coding include Internet banking, ATMs, and mobile banking. Digital technologies built through coding, however, stretch to all sectors of the economy, elevating it to a highly demanded skill in today’s world.