Students and youth have been asked to register on the Ajira Digital platform www.ajiradigital.go.ke a government website that introduces and links young people to on-line employment to enable them access on-line work.
Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Innovation, Mr. Sammy Itemere, said besides being linked to on-line job opportunities, the youth will be trained on how to work on-line. He added that the young people would be introduced to people working on-line to mentor and motivation them.
Addressing Students of the St. Paul’s University in Kiambu County today, Mr. Itemere assured the students that on-line work was a decent employment that could resolve unemployment and enable them earn income to meet their basic needs.
The Principal Secretary said the government was establishing Constituency Innovation Hubs (CIH) connected with free WiFi equipped with digital devices in all the 47 Counties. This he said would give young people opportunity to access free internet where they could visit sites of organizations that that put their work online to be completed by on-line freelancers.
The St. Paul’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Joseph Galgalo, said the University supports the initiative to introduce college students and graduates to on-line work opportunities to enable them secure employment.
Prof. Galgalo said the private sector was committed to participating in sustainable development of the country through production of skilled people to grow the economy and generate employment.
The Ajira Digital program is a government project started last year train young people on on-line work. Over 40, 000 Kenyans are already working on-line making be Kenya ranked the 10th global leader and the first in Africa in the supply of online workers.
On-line work involves people working for local or international companies from the comfort of their homes and other locations that may not be offices. The workers are at liberty to chose company or task to perform and can chose from what time. Once they complete the tasks they submit and get paid for the work.
By Cheruiyot Korir May 25, 2017