Government lauded for the countrywide Ajira digital training for youth

The government through the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology has embarked on a five- week Ajira digital training program that will benefit more than 10,000 youth in the country.

Youth from coast region have lauded the government for the digital online training sessions to enhance knowledge and skills on on-line work.

Over 800 youth from the coast region will be among those to be trained at the Kenyatta University, Mombasa campus on how to secure online jobs.

We thank the government for facilitating this program which will help to create employment for those who have completed their university education but remain jobless, said Debora Odungo, an MA student at Kenyatta University.

Vincent Tole who has completed his university education said the Ajira training will equip youth with the necessary skills to secure online jobs.

We are very grateful to the ICT ministry for giving us this opportunity and platform to empower the young people, said Jane Wanjiku.

The first session of the residential program that will last for five days will train 200 youth from various parts of coast region.

The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru (ICT) said the objective of the program is to see over one million young people secure decent wages from online employment.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Director of Administration Henry Mung’asia, the cabinet secretary said just like other highly rated jobs, online work is decent, credible and prestigious.

Parents and young people should not get concerned about the credibility and authenticity of online work, added Mr. Mucheru.

Saying online work support millions of people around the world Mr. Mucheru noted that Kenyans can benefit from similar opportunities to bridge the employment gap.

Source: Kenya News Agency