Kenya: New digital skills program for the jobless and entrepreneurs

Via Techweez

Kenyans who lost their jobs during the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will benefit from an upskilling initiative to improve their employability.

The program, a partnership between the Kenyan government, Microsoft and Stanbic Bank, will also provide digital skills training to entrepreneurs.

Additionally, at least 1,000 government employees will also be upskilled to enable them train the 50,000 targeted participants over the next one year. Overall, the program plans to reach 500,000 beneficiaries in the next three years.

“Addressing the growing skills gap within Kenya through both short- and longer-term initiatives such as this will continue ensuring that youth within the region are able to gain employment and address socio-economic issues at a grass-root level,” - Kendi Nderitu, country manager, Microsoft in Kenya.

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