By Joy Macharia
Youths from the vast Kiharu Constituency have reasons to smile after a women lobby group provided them with a platform to exploit online jobs.e
Center for Women Empowerment in Technology (CWE-Tech) partnered with Ajira Digital Program for a mission to reduce unemployment rate by providing over 500 youths with skills that will make them tech survey and venture in online jobs.
The Women lobby group’s copartner Dr Judy Makira said the program will run from this month to December and encouraged the youth to take advantage of the opportunity.
“With shortage of white collar job vacancies, we opted to train the youth on online jobs which are easily available and have people making a kill through them, and instead of young people wasting a lot of time searching for employment, they can engage in doing online jobs,” said Makira during training of the first cohort in Murang’a town.
Dr Judy Makira announced that the program will run from this month up to December this year and urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunity.
She added that the program seeks to address the hopelessness amongst youth who fail to secure jobs after higher education and end up indulging in drug abuse.
“Those who clear university or college education and miss employment end up being hopeless but with
On her part, CWE-TECH’s Co-founder Eunice Owino said with the digital era, many jobs are found online encouraging young people to embrace ICT.
” She challenged youth to have passion and interest in doing online jobs as many of them pay good money which has enabled a section of those who have exploited the opportunities to invest in other income generating projects.
A Centre Manager with Ajira Digital Programme based in Mathioya Innovation Hub David Wanyoike observed that more young people, especially those who have cleared university education, are slowly embracing digital works.
He said those being trained can go out and train others so as to exploit the opportunities and earn a living.
“Across the country we have many people who make a living by doing online jobs.
“What one needs is to have the passion and be disciplined not to be swayed away by bad influences which are associated with digital platforms,” he said.
He said encourage the trainees to observe ethics and undertake jobs which are genuine.