Michael shares idea on the Digital Literacy Training Programme launched in Kisumu County in 2016, that trained 1,400 young people (18-35 years), on ICT (digital Literacy), coding (mobile app and web app development); online work, entrepreneurship and general life skills.

The key entry qualification for these youth is that they did not complete secondary education, but has a good primary school certificate and therefore a sound basis to build further learning and skills upon. This kind of “Impact Sourcing” selects applicants who are most likely to be excluded form the job market and yet being in the majority, they constitute the key sub-sector of youth where the most impact of development assistance can be shown.

These innovative programmes were designed in partnership with The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT), Microsoft, Google and other local partners.

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