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Phoebe Jeruto October 31, 2019

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FROM CFSK, HUAWEI AND NFDK TO THE RESIDENTS OF NANDI COUNTY.

Nandi County’s partnership with Computers for School Kenya (CFSK) is bearing more fruits especially for the youths of Nandi County. Mid this year, the county received computers which were distributed to the 14 Vocational Training Centres countywide for training of digital and computer literacy skills. This training program is examined and certified by CFSK.

Governor Sang with top county officials meeting representatives from CFSK, Huawei and NFDK

This partnership recently brought another opportunity to the residents of Nandi through the piloting of Huawei’s DigiTruck in the County where the youth are currently undertaking their digital training in Kaptumo. This training program which is offered at no cost, runs for the month of November and has enrolled over 120 students(both young and old).

Today Nandi was privileged to host Edison Xie Yi who is Huawei’s Southern Saharan Director for External Relations; Joseph Oliech – Project Manager – Computer For School Kenya; Mike Kiswili and Alex Mutega from National Fund for Disabled Kenya. The team visited the County to check on the progress of the DigiTruck program, asses the suitability of the program, look into county’s progress technologically and more so discuss on more areas of partnership.

Section of Kaptumo residents during the launch

The team also visited Kapsabet School for the Deaf for need assessment and to identify the possible areas support for the institution. During the visit, Mr. Edison Xie Yi said that the institution is going to receive special tablets for digital literacy skills training.

Students from Kapsabet School for the Deaf during visit by Huawei

The team from National Fund for the Disabled Kenya(NFDK) also promised to support the institution through improving the infrastructure and provision of assistive devices. NFDK recently supported St Martin’s Home for the Physicaly Challenged in Kobujoi, and Highlands School in Tinderet.

Speaking in a meeting with visiting team,the Governor, H.E Stephen Sang said that he is looking forward to such partnerships whose initiatives and programs have direct and positive impact to the citizens of Nandi County.

Nandi Deputy Governor, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot, while assessing progress of the DigiTruck program in Kaptumo, called upon the citizens to embrace this program with positivity. She further asked them to enroll to the program and make use of the computers in the VTCs; get equipped with the skills and use them to change their livelihoods.

The team also visited Kapsabet County Referral Hospital to check on the implementation of Health Management Information System (HMIS) and also to the County Call Centre.

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