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Baringo youths encouraged pursue ICT courses

Youth in Baringo have been encouraged to enroll for free ICT training courses, being offered at various centers across the county in order to make money online and earn a decent living.

The county ICT Director Gideon Tirok, speaking during graduation ceremony of 161 trainees at the Elias ICT center in Kabarnet Town, said the devolved entity was committed in empowering residents with the necessary training on ICT skills free of charge.

“I wish to congratulate the graduands and want to urge residents of Baringo especially the youth to enroll for training in our ICT centres across the county in order to empower themselves and earn a living doing online work through the Ajira digital program,” Tirok said.

Tirok acknowledged partners including Baringo County government and World Best friends-Korea for their immense support in training trainers and equipping the Elias ICT lab that has gone a long way in training over 6000 students since its inception in the year 2014.

“We have County Information hubs in Marigat, Eldama Ravine Mogotio, Salawa learning resource center and an Ajira digital training center at the Kabartonjo NG-CDF offices so anyone interested in learning can enroll for the two month courses for free,” He added

Tirok also thanked Baringo Governor, Benjamin Cheboi for his support and the National government under the NGAAF for the Ajira digital training being undertaken in ICT hubs to enable Kenyans earn a decent living online.

The centre manager, Felix Kipkulei said the graduands were committed and eager to learn and was confident that they would make an impact wherever they go, as they were equal to task after the rigorous training.

“The next Ajira digital training will commence on September 6, while the next intake for ICT skills training kicks off in October and I would like to urge anyone interested to come and register for the training,” Kipkulei said.

Among the courses offered include basic computer skills including computer packages and advanced computer skills training such as hardware and software maintenance as well as graphic design.

Residents can also access free WiFi in these centers, added the center manager.

One of the beneficiaries of the program, Milly Ruto told KNA that she was grateful to the county government for the opportunity as the training would greatly assist her, even as she aspires to Join University later this month.

By Caroline Cherono

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