Ajira Digital inducts 250 interns into the Ministry of ICT

The Government through its Ajira Digital program has today inducted 250 interns into the Ministry of ICT, Innovations and Youth Affairs. The interns who were commissioned today at the University of Nairobi will be trained on how the ICT Ministry departments work and posted to work in various parts of the country under the Public Service Board.

Ajira Digital was launched 4 years ago by the Jubilee Government with the purpose of introducing young people to online opportunities by providing them with tools, training, and mentorship through which they can work and earn their daily bread from the Digital Space.

Ajira Digital’s main objectives are to raise the profile of digital work, promote a mentorship and collaborative learning approach to finding and providing access to digital work and to promote Kenya as a destination for online workers. The program seeks to position Kenya as a choice labor destination for multinational companies as well as encourage local companies and the public sector to create digital work.

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The youth remains a significant share of Kenya’s foreseeable future that this government must not ignore. The Jubilee Government should prioritize and dedicate itself to developing and implementing appropriate strategies, policies and programs to mitigate the risks and challenges the Kenyan youth face. Online work is with no doubt the future of the 21st generation and if the government of Kenya moves so swift to harness the power of digital technology, then the youth unemployment rate can be curbed at least by half. Ajira Digital is on the right part of achieving this.

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Ajira Digital will provide these young men and women with the experience they need to enter the marketplace which is a crucial element in addressing youth unemployment. The biggest obstacle in harnessing the power of ICT is the shortage of digital skills. Through this program, the youth are going to acquire the needed skills that will be key in gaining access to the job markets.

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