E-learning solutions provider Astria Learning has renewed its partnership with MTN Zambia, which will see the operator provide free Internet access to students completing online courses.
The agreement will enable a larger percentage of Zambia’s economically challenged young adults to obtain a college level education online. Astria Learning’s online learning management system is accessible by students through partner institutions, including colleges and universities.
Astria Learning currently supports more than 500,000 online students in nine different countries. Its solutions can be tailored to specific needs, with student behaviour patterns and goals taken into account during their development. The majority of Zambia’s institutes of higher learning already incorporate Astria Learning’s learning management system into their distance learning courses.
MTN Zambia has a market share of 48%, and offers a high quality network at competitive prices. Due to the cost of Internet access which is prohibitive for many students and their families, MTNZ has offered to provide sponsorship for the costs of Internet access to the Astria Learning site, allowing students completely free online access to Astria Learning’s online e-learning solution system.
Astria Learning and MTN Zambia’s partnership provides a foundation for lasting impact in the lives of countless numbers of economically challenged youth and young adults in Zambia. No longer limited by social or economic status, the online education these serviced students will be able to obtain is likely to improve the well-being of entire villages, leading toward the betterment of lives of extended family members in their communities.