Dr. Sheilla Kaka from global roving ambassador of transformative science and urban resilience speaking to youth in Kisumu at the start digital training programme being run by the government.

The government has rolled up an online digital programme aimed at encouraging youth to take up on on-line career and earn a living.
In Kisumu County, over 800 youth are being trained on Ajira Digital program to access and execute some work every day though their smart phones and other digital devices that will earn them an income.
Dr. Sheilla Kaka from global roving ambassador of transformative science and urban resilience said youth should build their on-line presence by registering for jobs offered on-line to participate effectively in the digital economy.
Speaking at the Tom Mboya labour college in Kisumu during the start of a four day training workshop Program today, Dr. Kaka the government Program aims at sensitizing the youth on existence of online jobs and creating and linkage to potential employers.
She said besides being used to enhance social live, a phone could be an asset for making money and growing the economy of the country by using it as a working tool that can enable individuals generate income.

Some of the over 800 youth undergoing training on Ajira digital program at the Kisumu Tom Mboya Labour College. (Photos by Jacob Munyao)

A participant in the Workshop, Atieno Atieno said the youth should take up the challenge to solve issues affecting them in their daily lives.
Atieno advised the youth to use technology to innovate, to create self-employment and avoid over-relying on the government.
Through the sensitization trainings being carried out by the National government in conjunction with county governments, close to one million youth are expected to join the on-line program, up from the current about 40,000.
Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Joe Mucheru is expected to officially open the forum tomorrow.
By Cheruiyot Korir – Kisumu KNA April 4, 2017