Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK) and Huawei in partnership with the office of the Woman Representative in Kisii have successfully trained 165 young people on digital skills as part of the county’s efforts to bridge the persistent digital divide.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony held in Kisii town, CFSK Head of Training and Academics Dr. Martin Kathurima said the participants had received comprehensive education and essential technological skills through the innovative DigiTruck program.
Dr. Kathurima noted the training helps the learners to navigate the digital landscape and seize promising opportunities for personal growth and empowerment.
The Head of Training underscored the need for partnerships with county governments and like-minded organizations to ensure that young people acquire the necessary skills for advancement adding that their training programs span across 30 counties and 4,000 youths had benefitted.
He pointed out that they were expanding their efforts with the aim of reaching grassroots levels, specifically targeting sub-counties and wards, to ensure a broader impact within the community.
Kisii Woman Representative, Dorice Aburi noted the program’s significance in equipping young individuals with computer skills that are increasingly essential in securing employment.
Aburi lauded a unique aspect of the initiative that provided mentorship and counseling services to young people who often experience mental health challenges.
Geoffrey Machoka, one of the beneficiaries of the program, commended the office of the Woman Representative for its commitment to empowering young people by equipping them with the necessary digital skills through the free initiative.
This collaboration between the Computer for Schools Kenya, Huawei Kenya, and the office of the Woman Representative stands as a transformative effort to bridge the digital divide, empower the youth and address mental health concerns within the county.