The Rockefeller Foundation has donated sh 100 million to for the education and training of youth under the Ajira Digital Program.

Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru said the funds will be used for awareness creation and training of over 10, 000 youths on on-line work in 21 centers set up across the country from May this year.

Speaking at a Kwale hotel today when he opened the Connected Kenya summit 2017, Mr Mucheru said once the government in collaboration with the Kenya Private Sector Association, have equipped the youth with on-line work skills, it will put some work online to be performed by the youth to enable them earn income.

The Cabinet Secretary asked other organizations and the private sector to put their work on-line to give youth opportunity to access employment and earn decent income.

Rockefeller Regional representative Mamadou Bitegey lauded Kenya saying the country was the pioneer in the continent in the training of its citizens for on-line work.

Mamadou said the success of the Ajira Digital program will raise the global status of the county and set pace for other Africa countries on on-line work.

KEPSA Chief Executive officer Carol Kariuki said her association will consider availing on-line work for the youth in support of government’s initiative to generate employment.

By Cheruiyot Korir – April 11, 2017