Ajira Digital Progamme, a government initiative to enable the youth seeking employment earn decent income through online work, with an ambitious goal of impacting over 1 million youth to be able to earn above minimum wage from the digital platform annually, was set rolling this week with the five-day Public Service Commission Ajira Digital Interns Induction program workshop at the University of Nairobi
The 250 interns will be dispatched to over 150 Constituency Innovation Hubs across the country supplied with broadband connectivity and digital devices.
The plan is to have four constituency innovation hubs in every constituency by the end of the programme and this will increase the number to 1,160 innovation hubs countrywide.
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The induction exercise is spearheaded by the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. Principal Secretary for ICT Jerome Ochieng said the interns will be posted to County Information offices countrywide, where they are expected to help facilitate the success of the program by providing technical support services.
Ochieng further observed that the formal sector is already and continues to get stretched following a large number of entrants into the workforce and therefore, Ajira Digital program will assist in equipping the interns with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the informal through technology.