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Kenya: Computer Skills As Life Skills

Posted by: admin on Tue, 2010-08-03 14:31

Disadvantaged youth use ICT training to find jobs and start businesses.By Dinfin Mulupi Nairobi, Kenya -- For low-income youth living in Nairobi’s massive informal settlements, computer skills may be a stepping stone to a better life. An innovative nonprofit program seeks to give Nairobi youth the tools both to find a job and express themselves in the digital era. Known as “Nairobits,” the program equips students between 15 and 24 with training in Web design and entrepreneurship. According to Anne Ikiara, the general manager of the Nairobits Digital Design School , training in information and communication technology skills offers youth an alternative to a life of poverty, crime and drug abuse.


Disadvantaged youth use ICT training to find jobs and start businesses.

By Dinfin Mulupi

Nairobi, Kenya -- For low-income youth living in Nairobi’s massive informal settlements, computer skills may be a stepping stone to a better life. An innovative nonprofit program seeks to give Nairobi youth the tools both to find a job and express themselves in the digital era. Known as “Nairobits,” the program equips students between 15 and 24 with training in Web design and entrepreneurship.