Education Kiambu

Kiambu: Youth to be trained in ICT skills.

By KNA

Limuru: Scores of youth will be trained in ICT skills at the Limuru innovation hub in an effort to empower them to access on-line jobs from government and other stakeholders.

The one day training is in line with the November 24th 2016 Ajira Digital Programme, which was launched by Information, communication and Technology cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru.

The officer in charge at the facility Purity Karimi told KNA today that young people had been flocking the hub since January this year to enquire about the on-line jobs from the government, which had promised to marshal them for various jobs.

As the government steps up efforts to empower young people to become self-reliant, the youth officer said many were enthusiastic and had been jamming the hub for the long awaited service from the government.

Some have been visiting the center with their laptops to benefit from the free internet at the hub.

The Programme is a multi-sectoral government initiative that aims at introducing the young people to online work by providing them with tools, training and mentorship to work and participate in nation building.

Ms Karimi, who works in the ministry of Youth said those she hosted were hungry for the ICT skills which kept her busy the entire day. On a good day, she said more than 30 young people visited the hub.

After training, it is expected to accommodate about 200 people at ago as the Wi-Fi could serve all those within 600 meters away, who will work from within the compound, Karimi said.

Ajira Digital program is in line with the government policy of job creation and a response to global market growth for online work.

The Innovation hub is a joint initiative between the Limuru CDF and the Ministry of Information, communication and Technology.

The fame of the hub has attracted many young people who are streaming at the facility located near Limuru law courts.

She said those who knew of the existence of the facility had mobilized their friends and that a big number was expected to attend the day long training.

Purity Karimi, (second right) the youth officer at the Limuru innovation hub with some young people who have been working at the hub.

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