The Ajira digital training program, an initiative of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs has commenced training for the youths in Mwea constituency.
This is one of the main empowerment programs being undertaken by the government to build the digital literacy skills among young people, aimed at helping them earn from online works and move away from the culture of handouts and tokenism.
The training is being done in partnership with the Mwea National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) and the local Youth Office at Mwea C.C.S Hall.
The area Member of Parliament (MP) John Kabinga hailed the Ajira program for the many benefits it has brought to youths in the country.
Kabinga added that the State Department for Youths Affairs was in the process of constructing a Youth Empowerment Center at Kandongu in Mwea constituency to ensure continuous and increased training for the local youth.
“My support for this Ajira training is part of my empowerment programs for the youth,” he added.
He thanked the entire team involved in organizing and facilitating the training program that he termed a noble initiative that opens up numerous opportunities for the youth.
However, the MP lamented that majority of youths aren’t aware of various online works and he encouraged more young people to turn up for the training.
Meanwhile, the Ajira digital programme not only trains youths, but also imparts knowledge on how to differentiate between legit and scam online sites so that they don’t end up losing their intellectual ideas.
By Mutai Kipngetich