Safaricom Blaze Stages a Two-Day Digital Career Fair for the Youth


Blaze, the Safaricom arm that targets young people with a series of discounted products and services is hosting a two-day career and skills fair for the youth aged between 18 and 26 years.

This is the first time that Blaze is staging the show, which looks forward to engaging, education and empowering young people across the country.

The fair is focusing on career development, entrepreneurial skills, personal development and networking skills.

Attendees will get a chance to engage and learn from various professionals and Safaricom employees including outgoing Chief Enterprise Officer Rita Okuthe, Chairperson of Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Ltd, Dr. Caroline Vundi of Nairobi Hospital and Dr. Kagonyi Awori, afro-centric designer and researcher, among others members.

According to the operator, the program is part of the Twende Tukiuke campaign, and it seeks to challenge the youth to go beyond what is thought possible and achieve their dreams. 

The career fair will be streamed live on Blaze Kenya’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages and is designed for youth who are starting their careers, looking to upskill themselves, make career shifts, venture into entrepreneurship or position themselves for a digital workplace.

The fair will be centred on key topics such as Entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Mental Health, Data Science, Women in Technology and The Future of Work.

What they said

We are using Blaze by Safaricom’s Be Your Own Boss platform to train the youth on diverse aspects of career-development. Investing in the skills of our young people is vital to our socio-economic fortunes now and in the future. The youth are vibrant in the digital space, which presents us with an opportunity to engage and equip them with skills that are needed for productive and successful careers.

-Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resources Officer, Safaricom