Employability

EmployMentor

Partners:
Microsoft Global Finance Community
Location:
Kenya
Date:
INTRODUCTION

Overview

The EmployMentor project was a Microsoft Global Finance Community Impact initiative implemented in Kenya in partnership with The African Centre for Women, Information, and Communications Technology (ACWICT).

goals

Program Aim

The goal of the project was to enable 150 young women graduates/near graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology and Software Engineering from public/private universities in Kenya to succeed in job placements and entrepreneurship endeavours

solution

Our Approach

We created a Skype 1:1 mentorship, a week-long face-to-face training dubbed “the EmployMentor week” coupled with post-training job placement support. The one-week-long project attracted a total of 376 young women from 26 public/private universities in Kenya. A few applications were received from universities within Eastern Africa region, India, and the United Kingdom. Only 150 applicants from Kenyan universities were selected to join the program. The EmployMentor Week was implemented at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

The one-week-long project attracted a total of 376 young women from 26 public/private universities in Kenya

results

The fruits of our approach

women TRAINED
WOMEN PLACED IN THE PROGRAM
companies created by the young women participants of the program
testimonials

How our work brought about success

Lillian Wanyonyi Testimonial

On behalf of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, I want to thank the entire team for the amazing workshop. It was really motivating and I got to learn more skills and ideas from the mentors.
Lillian Wanyonyi
Beneficiary

Marie Keter Testimonial

“ I am appreciative for the time and energy the Microsoft team spent to mentor us. The work you do as ACWICT really impacts lives and I can only hope that the impact you make creates a chain reaction in others' lives to do the same"
Marie Keter
Beneficiary

Grace Mwaura Testimonial

“Dear Microsoft and ACWICT Teams, Thank you for the well-organized workshop that provided us with a golden chance to interact with our mentors and fellow young women in ICT, to learn about entrepreneurship and employability.
Grace Mwaura
Beneficiary
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