April 3, 2017
Ajira Digital Program is an initiative of the Government of Kenya (MoICT) implemented in partnership with the Kenya Private Sector Association (KEPSA) with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. ACWICT successfully implemented the first phase of the Ajira Digital Program between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. The training was delivered at Kenyatta University in Nairobi and the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) in Nakuru.
The program aimed at introducing young people to online work and providing tools, training and mentorship they need to work and earn an income with dignity, thereby achieving the country’s objective of a globally competitive knowledge-based middle-income economy in an increasingly digital world.
ACWICT successfully implemented the first phase of the Ajira Digital Program between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. Key deliverables included:
Developing training curricula for new/inexperienced young people on online work and for experienced online workers.
Trained over 4,000 new/inexperienced young people in online work
Trained 125 experienced online work freelancers
Developed a mentorship strategy (including an online mentorship platform) and mentored all the inexperienced youth trained