The African Centre for Women Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) was awarded a consultancy to train 4,000 inexperienced online workers at Kenyatta University and 750 inexperienced online workers at Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology.
- Develop an integrated curriculum for new online workers
- Train 10,000 Kenyan Youth on Online Work,
- Map online work opportunities for the trainees and provide mentorship for trainees to successfuly guide them into the world of freelancing
The Ministry of ICT in partnership with the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners in the civil society and private sector set up the Ajira Digital Program to bridge the gap between skills demand and lack of jobs.
The program’s aim was to introduce young people to online digital work and provide the tools, training and mentorship needed for young people to work and earn an income with dignity achieving the country’s objective of a globally competitive knowledge-based middle-income economy in an increasingly digital world.
The Program’s aim was to position Kenya as a choice labor destination for multinational companies as well as encourage local companies and public sector to create digital work catapulting Kenya into the Global map, to be recognized as a Freelance hub by 2022.