At the forefront of this mission is eMobilis, a principal partner with MoICTDE, tasked with operationalization of 101 Ajira Youth Empowerment Centers (AYECs) across Kenya. These AYECs provide Kenyan youth with access to computer equipment, resources, training and mentorship. These AYECs are Incubation Centres where young women and men to access the needed tools in building a dignified and meaningful career in digitally-enabled opportunities. Additionally, eMobilis is involved in institutionalization of over 40 Ajira Digital clubs at selected universities and TVETs. These provide additional opportunities for training, mentorship, and online work career fairs.
Computer Digital Literacy
Introduction to Online & Digital Enabled Work
Personal Digital Profile Creation
Legal Framework for Starting a Business
Online Work Safety and Data Protection
AJIRA Digital Business Outsourcing Guide
Data Marketing and E-Commerce
Search Engine Optimization
Basic App Development
Basic Computer Programming
Basic Graphic Design
Data Analysis Using Excel
Financial Marketing and Trading
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Cyber Security
Introduction to Web Development
The AWS re/Start curriculum is wide and diverse and covers the following areas
Basic computer introduction
AWS Core services
Other soft skills
Introduction to DevOps
The training is delivered virtually through Microsoft teams. The training uses different modes of training including
Instructor demonstrations - This is a live session with AWS accredited instructors.
Labs â€“ Doing practical work in the provided environments. .
Knowledge Checks- Questions after every topic to access the understanding of the learners.
Learnersâ€™ presentation â€“ This is helpful in booking presentations and confidence levels.
Role playing â€“ Taking up different roles to understanding presenting cases to clients
Cohort 1: Started on May 10th with 50 learners all from Kenya.
Cohort 2: Started on 6th September 2021 with 100 learners all from Kenya.
Cohort 3: Started on 17th January 2022, with 120 learners comprising Kenyans and Rwandese nationalities. Kenya represented most of the participants.
Cohort 4: Started on 6th May 2022 with 76 learners all from Kenya.
Cohort 5: Started on 19th September 2022 with 80 learners from Kenya.
Cohort 6: Started on 30th January 2023 with 95 learners, all from Kenya.
Cohort 7: Started on 29th May 2023 with 116 learners all from kenya
eMobilis Technology Institute is the principle MoICT partner tasked with operationalization of existing Ajira Youth Empowerment Centers (AYECs) as well as hiring and managing the key leads for 106 AYECs established across Kenya as part of operationalizing these Centers so that any Kenyan youth to access connectivity, computer equipment, resources, training, mentorship and support to embark on their journey for dignified work through digital and digitally enabled opportunities for earning
eMobilis is also tasked and mandated with institutionalizing Ajira Digital clubs and Curriculum at selected higher level learning institutions (Universities and TVETS) as an additional access point for training, mentorship and online work career fairs.
Africaâ€™s young and vibrant population is eager and motivated to affect change, coupled with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. However, young people account for nearly 60 percent of Africaâ€™s unemployed according to a World Bank report: The World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work. Unemployment impedes economic development since youth who experience a delay in starting out in the labour force tend to continue lagging behind with regards to income growth and earnings after they get employed. In Kenya, only 17% of the working population is formally employed. Those between the ages of 15-34 yearsâ€™ account for 84% of the unemployed population.
Ajira Digital program is keen on diversity, equity and inclusion focus for marginalised groups including women, refugees and persons living with disabilities (PWDs). Out of the 1 million program annual target to empower young people 70% of them should be young women. Through eMobilis the program has also been able to train refugees and PWDs to enable them work and earn online.
As part of program empowerment and enablement the program has collaborated with a number of women organisations such as Refushe, MadrasaTufalla, Hope World-Wide, NicePlace Foundation, among others to run an apprenticeship program for young women to participate and contribute to the digital economy. The program has also collaborated with various organisations for persons with disability such as Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa, Jitume PWD Group, Chesire group, Ministry of Labour & Social Services, Kenya Red Cross to give them access to skills and linkage to online work. Under the Refugee category, Ajira has collaborated with Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee council and Refushe to train and mentor refugees in the camps and within urban areas in the bid to give them access to work-readiness skills to work and earn online.
Africa's youth population is an incredible force to be reckoned with; they are vibrant, motivated, and ready to make their mark on the world. However, despite their boundless potential, nearly 60% of African youths are unemployed, a statistic that is holding back the continent's economic development, according to the World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work by the World Bank. This staggering number means that many young people are unable to build their careers and are falling behind in terms of income growth.
In Kenya, the situation is equally concerning, with just 17% of the working population having formal employment. Shockingly, 40% of the unemployed population are young people aged between 18-34 according to the Census report by Kenya Bureau of Statistics, 2019. Thus, the need for support and opportunities to unlock their potential of this critical demographic.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and with it comes a golden opportunity for young people to tap into meaningful digital work, and in turn, boost global income levels. But as with any revolution, those who are best equipped to access and utilise digital technology are the ones who will reap the most benefits.
Enter the Kenya online Gig Economy - a thriving hub of opportunity that has already employed over 36,000 gig workers and is worth a staggering $109 million. This figure is expected to grow at an annual rate of 33% over the next five years, with the total size of the gig economy projected to reach $345 million and employ 93,875 gig workers by 2023.
So how can young Kenyans get involved? Upon acquiring the Free skills and mentorship you get job linkages to digital and digitally-enabled work. There are numerous work opportunities that are provided by Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) the other principal partner of Ajira Digital to catalyse digitization and creation of work opportunities both locally and globally. With up-and-coming gig economy employers like Upwork, Fiverr, iBuild, Kuhustle, iWriter, Uber, Lynk, Jumia, and Range on the rise, the possibilities for shaping Africa's transformation and driving economic growth are limitless.
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