SCHOOLCHILDREN in Africa will have access to hundreds of thousands of hours of education, thanks to people taking online courses throughout Europe.

Online learning platform for employees, GoodHabitz donated €1 for every online course completed throughout January to Computer Aid International, a charity which provides schools in developing countries across Africa and South America with IT equipment and education.

GoodHabitz is an e-learning platform, allowing employers across Europe to offer online courses to their staff to help improve performance and wellbeing in the workplace.

More than 40,000 courses were completed, raising a total of €40,234 for Computer Aid, which will now allow students across three schools in Kenya to access up to 800,000 hours of education.

Each €1 donated provides each individual student with 20 hours of learning.

The donation will allow Computer Aid to donate 30 full PC kits including desktop, screen, keyboard and mouse, one connect device, one printer, one projector, one set of speakers, 30 WiFi dongles and 30 headphones to each of the schools.

Ludovic Gautier, head of programmes at Computer Aid International said the charity is hugely grateful for the donation.

He said: ‘The collaboration between Computer Aid and GoodHabitz makes sense because of the way that the education on one continent is allowing education on another. There is a natural synergy because of what we do. We’re trading education for education and it’s a win-win because everyone gets to learn.’

‘Over the last year, we have already installed equipment in 10 schools in Kenya and some of the schools previously had only a blackboard to deliver teaching with. We’re very grateful for the donation from GoodHabitz and are looking forward to changing more young peoples’ lives and giving them the opportunity for success in the workplace.’

The charity will also provide the schools with copyright-free learning content in Swahlili that can be used both on and off-line, using content from local creators wherever possible.

Kevin Lamers, global content marketing strategist at GoodHabitz said: ‘The idea came out of the GoodHabitz DoGood committee. A committee that is motivated to make the world a better place through learning. I believe we definitely succeeded with this collaboration. It’s such an honour to enable more than 800,000 hours of learning to those who need it the most.’

Since its launch in 1997, Computer Aid has already helped over 14.5 million people worldwide, enabling over 1 billion hours of learning.