NANDI COUNTY’S E-LITERACY PROGRAM NOW OFFERING VALUABLE EXPERIENCE FOR OTHER COUNTIES.
Among the various areas of this week’s benchmark by the visiting counties of Bomet, Kitui and Makueni, is the Nandi County E-Literacy program. This program established in 2018 is focussing on equipping the youth with computer literacy skills as an enabler in their career journey as well as in identifying, acquiring and creating job opportunities for them. The initiative is spearheaded by the County’s departments of ICT and e-Government and that of Education and vocational Training with the intention of increasing awareness and also the accessibility of digital opportunities.
This training program is currently being rolled out in all 14 Vocational Training Centres (VTC) and ICT Centres countywide. Having equipped computer laboratories in these VTCs, the program is open to the public and to students already enrolled in the institution. Nandi county is implementing this subsidized training program in partnership with Computer for School Kenya (CFSK) who are there to examine and certify this training program.
The program was recently spurred through a precious opportunity offered to the county by Huawei-Kenya. Nandi county was selected for piloting of the DigiTruck program which is a mobile digital classroom offering training opportunities for the youths by using tablets and mobile phones. Over 200 youth benefited from this program brought about by County’s partnership with Computer for Schools Kenya.