Huawei recently announced 189 students have successfully completed a 6-week digital skills training in their DigiTruck program Vihiga County.
In Kenya, Huawei partnered to build Digitrucks, mobile, solar-powered classrooms that bring digital skills to remote, underserved communities. Equipped with laptops, VR headsets, and built-in Wi-Fi, each DigiTruck is a temporary digital school that provides free classes, resources, and materials.
DigiTruck digital mobile classroom, is a partnership with the Belgian non-profit Close the Gap, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), GSMA, Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK), and the Kenyan operator Safaricom. The project provides digital empowerment for remote and rural areas.
The company is active in capacity building among the Kenyan youth. Currently, Huawei in partnership with the Comminications Authority are planning a students Cybersecurity Hackathon.
DigiTruck Innovation Competition
40 of the 189 students took part in the DigiTruck Innovation Competition. The students came up with simple but innovative ideas to solve problems that they face in their communities.
Of the 40 participants, three were crowned lucky winners. The three were Charles Ludeshi, Phylis Kibisu and Bricktone Uvwamu. The student’s innovative ideas were geared towards helping farmers in Vihiga county. Also, they sort to address youth unemployment and small business failures.
The ceremony was attended by Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and Vihiga county governor Dr.Wilber Ottichilo. The two leaders lauded the county’s efforts in ensuring the students enrol in the digital skills training. Furthermore, they were keen to emphasize the importance of digital skills in the present and future of the youth.
The governor encouraged the youth to keep learning and assured them of the county’s support in achieving their dreams and goals.