In Nairobi, the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in partnership with Davis and Shirtliff has completed a Sh58m project to install solar systems in 33 public primary schools in Tana River and Lamu counties. This measure accompanies the government's efforts to get laptops into the school system. The Partnership is part of the National Primary School Electrification project, whose overall aim is the pedagogy of digital skills, enabled by connecting 21,158 schools to electricity.
Schools enjoying the solar power benefit from students staying at school longer (so they don't have to study in dimly-lit homes) and increased attendance at nightly adult education programs. The National Primary School Electrification project is in its final stages and has seen over 20,000 primary schools across the country connected to electricity.