In May, Kelvin Wanjau, ICT Manager of Africa Initiative for Rural Development (AiRD) traveled 445 kilometers to attend the graduation ceremony of 53 ICT training graduates in Funyala, Busia County. The ICT is in partnership with Intel Africa.
The graduation held at Queen’s Resource Centre saw 26 young women and 27 young men receive ICT certificates from Intel Africa and AiRD. They successfully participated in a 8-week ICT course called the Intel Easy Steps. The Intel ICT course has a mission to improve livelihoods through ICT skills.
Parents, community members and local elders attended the graduation ceremony; congratulating and motivating the younger generations’ achievements. Edwin Odembo, Director of the Queen’s Resource Centre, ICT Trainers, Kelvin Mbuni, Allan Ojiambo and Victor Apopo congratulated their trainees. It was also a celebratory day for the ICT trainers knowing that their trainees progress have come a long way and were recognized as ICT literates.
The ICT training was done on a one-on-one basis and were later on introduced to the Online Learning Portal with competency exam that upon passing entitle them for a certificate.
The graduation event gave hope to many of our young women and young men to start to look for job opportunities, feeling more confident and equipped with ICT skills and a certificate to prove such.
Kelvin has also conducted trainings in Embakasi, Nairobi and Meru whose trainees had graduated earlier in April 2016; more ICT and Digital Literacy trainings will be held across the country.
Keep watching this space for a training close to you!