COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme

ACWICT has received funding support from the UKAID to equip 1,000 unemployed/underemployed young women aged 18-34 years from informal settlements and rural Kenya, including those who lost their jobs/business opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with market-driven online/digital work skills to enable them become re-employed or secure new employment and business opportunities. At the end of the digital skills building, the young women participants of the programme will gain: increased digital employability skills and mentorship; increased household income/economic stability as a result of being linked/connected to digital jobs; increased awareness on Covid-19 safety guidelines for themselves and families; reduced anxiety, economic tensions and gender based violence resulting from increased income for the young women participating in the programme.

Key Activities:

  • 1,000 disadvantaged young women aged 18-34 years from urban informal settlements and rural Kenya equipped with skills/mentored to engage and succeed in the digital workspace
  • Securing placement opportunities for at least 70% of the young women participants of the programme in the digital workspace including digital entrepreneurship;
  • Providing psycho-social and mental health support to young women participants affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Creating partnerships and collaborations necessary for programme sustainability

 

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