Youths in Makueni county have been asked to take advantage of the Ajira Digital Program which is undertaken by the Government through the Ministry of ICT and digital economy.
This is through the youth center which offers online training to empower the youth on positive engagement in digital platforms for job creation.
Mercy Njuguna, the center manager Emali Youth Development Center said since they started offering training in 2019 they have mentored more than 1000 youth from the areas of Emali and its surroundings. They have also added more courses from five to twenty-seven so that the youth get diverse skills to empower their livelihood.
“The Ajira Digital is driven by the Government through the Ministry of ICT and digital economy whose mission is to enable Kenyans to earn a decent wage from digital and digital-enabled work,” Mercy said.
She called upon willing youth who have completed Form Four to get enrolled in this program so as to have knowledge about digital online platforms and at the same time utilize electronic devices to make money and work from anywhere.
“My plea to the youth is to understand that our Mobile phones and computers can operate as tools of work not only for fun and entertainment,” she advised.
Precise Syowai and Vincent Munyalo are among the beneficiaries who have been trained in the Ajira Digital program from Emali Youth Development Center. They encouraged the youth to utilize the opportunities in the online platform to make sure they visit these centers and make use of the resources.
In Kibwezi west Constituency there are four youth development centers; Emali, Makindu, Kibwezi, and Kisayani.