The Ajira Digital program that was launched by the ICT Ministry many years ago was a showcase that the youth could access gainful employment through digital training. Its target group is still interesting because Ajira could appeal to them, whether they have been in employment or otherwise.
In 2018, Ajira started setting up formal structures in universities and TVETS in the country. Known as Ajira Digital Clubs, the structures are basically communities in the said institutions, and are run by students for students.
The Clubs will be launched across all universities and TVETS in the coming days. The communities will also serve as an access point for training, mentorship, online work career fairs and as incubators for entrepreneurship programs.
Furthermore, the Clubs will be served by Ajira Patron and Ajira Club champions who will be tasked with organizing different activities that are tailored for all students, as well as opening up opportunities for them to learn digital skills.
As part of our target, mission, and a broader strategy to enable 1 million Kenyan youth to earn a decent wage from digital and digitally-enabled jobs annually, we are today supporting that noble cause through the launch of the Ajira Digital Clubs. We believe that this initiative will be of critical importance in our journey and a number of the youth especially from our universities and TVETS will benefit immensely – Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru.
Lastly, students will be able to learn about the online work opportunities that are available for students and how they can take advantage of the digital ecosystem to access jobs and training.