Employability

Ajira Digital Program

Partners & Donors:
Government of Kenya (MoICT), Kenya Private Sector Association (KEPSA), & Rockefeller Foundation
Location:
Nairobi & Nakuru
Date:
INTRODUCTION

Overview

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.

goals

Program Aim

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.

solution

Key deliverables

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

"We developed a mentorship strategy (including an online mentorship platform) and mentored all the inexperienced youth trained"

results

The fruits of our approach

new/inexperienced young people in online work trained
experienced online work freelancers trained
Ajira mentors recruited
SUCCESS STORIES

Students who acheived excellence in
this program

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