Youth undergo Ajira digital training

Youth in Kirinyaga Central have undergone a two-day training on how to access job opportunities online to empower them to improve their livelihood.

The Ajira digital training program, an initiative of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs commenced training for the youth in Kirinyaga Central Constituency over two years ago and has registered over 500 beneficiaries annually.

This is an empowerment program being undertaken by the government to build the digital literacy skills among young people, aimed at helping them to access Jobs and work online.

The training is being done in partnership with the Kirinyaga Central National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) and the local Youth Office at Kirinyaga.

Albert Miano, a mentor and Kirinyaga Central Centre manager who facilitated the training, said that part of the training involves linking the youth with opportunities that exist online.

“We expect that after the training, the trainees are going to explore the ample opportunities available online. We are going to link them to platforms that offer those jobs which we are training them on,” he disclosed.

Miano noted that the youth were keen to learn about various job categories and how to get genuine clients online.

After training, trainees will be expected to access online job opportunities using gadgets, like mobile phones, laptops or computers to work online.

He encouraged the youth to take up various training opportunities with Ajira Digital that are normally held virtually, in order to learn more and improve their skills.

To support the initiative, the County government has identified several centers for developing ICT hubs where the internet will be installed to provide online platform for the youth.



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