The government’s initiative of Ajira digital platform recruited 48 youths in Murang’a south sub- county by offering them a two days training on online skills so as to help them secure jobs in the digital economy.
The program’s trainer Ms Olive Wamaitha noted that the initiative is meant to continuously equip the youth with essential online skills and empower them to earn money independently so that they can access various employment opportunities by ensuring they acquire valuable skills in the digital realm.
“We are introducing the youths to online work and data entry because what we want to do is to empower them so that they can be in a position to work online and earn a livelihood for themselves,” she said
The program gives them training and the trainees are later helped to open working platforms.
“Moreover, while the youths are still working, we offer them virtual mentorship classes for five weeks before the next training which is done monthly.” Said Wamaitha.
“We have a wide range of modules offered to cater for diverse interests for the youths in their empowerment which include digital marketing, transcription, content writing, virtual assistance among others”, she added.
Wamaitha further noted that the program offers all the modules to the youth so that they can gain an all-round knowledge which will help one choose their best areas and concentrate on them.
By Florence Kinyua and Michael Mutua