Ministry of ICT Launches AJIRA Digital Club at Egerton University
The Kenya government has launched AJIRA Digital Club at the Egerton University for students. The cubs will act as additional training, incubation, and mentorship forums that help them access digital job opportunities.
The initiative is part of the national government’s effort to foster entrepreneurship among the youth by creating a conducive environment for job creation and skill development.
“We aim to equip more Kenyan Youth with skills that will enable them to earn from digital and digitally-enabled jobs. We are delighted to formalize and fully operationalize yet another AJIRA Digital Club. It will train, mentor, and link youth to various online jobs and earn decent salaries.
We are looking forward to establishing more Ajira Digital Clubs within selected Universities and TVETS countrywide. We work towards promoting mentorship and collaborative learning approach to finding digital work,” said CS Joe Mucheru.
The AJIRA Digital Clubs are institutional structures within various higher-learning institutions to enroll new members into the AJIRA Digital ecosystem.
“We believe the initiative will be of critical importance in our journey to reach many youths, from universities and TVETS. The program also targets youth in and out of formal education systems,” added Mr. Mucheru.
Trained youths from the AJIRA Digital platform may earn through online jobs and gigs, locally and internationally. So far, over 60,000 youths have benefited from the initiative. www.ajiradigital.go.ke