ACWICT NewsSo much has been happening at ACWICT
Our training cycles last for only 3 months, equipping target beneficiaries with the 21st century skills highly relevant for them to succeed in both business and world of work which keeping them safe from HIV infections. See Vusha Girls Programme in action…
Everyone always has something new to learn and what was more important is for the children to cultivate an interest in coding even when they are on their own, encourage their friends to try an hour of code.
The programme was initiated last year with the support of Google, Microsoft and ACWICT among other partners. About 3,000 youth in Kisumu County have received training in Digital Literacy Skills to help them get jobs.
The graduation marked a huge personal milestone to the beneficiaries and their significant others. For many it was a renewed hope of empowerment, never had they imagined that they would have an academic graduation ceremony.
This particular hackathon was very unique because all the solutions developed had to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and had to present a social impact within Africa.
We must appreciate that young people are full of energy, innovative and ambitious. Unfortunately, they are faced with major challenges in the realms of higher education, health, participation in decision-making processes…
Michael shares idea on the Digital Literacy Training Programme launched in Kisumu County in 2016, that trained 1,400 young people who did not complete secondary education, but has a good primary school certificate
“I love my job, and I want to start my own salon. Had I not joined the program I would be working as a house help and people would look down upon me,” says Maximilla. She is now able to support her family adequately and she is also working on setting up her own business.
Zuri Awards are sponsored by Barclays Bank of Kenya. Femme Hub interviewed her and this is what she had to say.
Winning this Award gives us an opportunity to have our story told to the rest of the world with increased partnerships as a possible outcome.
I have already started incorporating the design thinking aspect based on human centered design. This was after drawing lessons from past experiences where we developed systems that were not custom for the African social needs.
My time in Egypt was worthwhile; as I was able to network with experts in the field of Computer Science. Based on my skills and interests, I was advised to focus on being a software engineer. They also could not emphasize enough the need to understand one computer language and perfect on it.