Employability

Digital Skills & Computer Science Education

Partners:
Microsoft Imagine Academy
Location:
Kiambu, Homabay, Siaya, Nairobi, Kisumu and West Pokot
Date:
INTRODUCTION

Overview

Creating opportunities for women and youth aged 19-24 years, from disadvantaged communities in Kenya to pursue careers in computer science and computer science-driven fields. The program is premised on the fact that digital skills are essential in opening the door to a wide range of opportunities in the 21st century. According to a labor market study by the World Bank in 2013, computer science education skills are transforming the world of work. This is by creating new job opportunities and making labor markets more innovative, inclusive, and global.

goals

Program Aims

Throughout the program, participants were trained in database development and supported in connecting their database with the mobile app developed. Resources on the Microsoft app studio enabled participants to upload their own data or store it in the Cloud. In addition, students also had the option of enrolling in the Microsoft Imagine Academy where they are required to do self-studies on the online module. Upon successful completion, the participants are awarded Microsoft certifications in computer science courses of their choice; and placed on jobs/internship and digital employment opportunities.

"Computer science education skills are transforming the world of work. By creating new job opportunities, and making labor markets more innovative, inclusive, and global"

results

Our impact by the numbers

TRAINED
graduated
placed
testimonials

How our work brought about success

Digital skills and computer science education program cohort 1|Computer science, Data science and analytics
Using the knowledge I gained on software development, I developed an application that can be able to transition what was largely a department that dealt with a lot of paper to a paperless engagement.
Esther Wanjiku Kimani
Beneficiary
Digital skills and computer science education program cohort (ICT Infrastructure)
Once I finished training I joined as an intern in Nairobi Water and transitioned to Digital Divide Data through the help ACWICT had given me. I’m very thankful to the organization, the program, trainers, and my guardian for always pushing me to achieve the best I can.”
Linda Oduor
Beneficiary
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