TECHNO-SKILL OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NANDI
Nandi County through the ICT and e- Government department has always endeavored to improve the technological know-how of its citizens especially the youth. Among the strategies geared towards achieving this is the roll out of the ICT Literacy program in Kapsabet ICT Centre and in all the 14 vocational training Centers throughout the county.
EldoHub through NorthRift women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program together with Voluntary Service Organization (VSO) in partnership with the County’s ICT and e-Government is undertaking the initiative to roll out special training on ICT literacy skills for people living with disabilities. It centered on improving digital literacy capabilities, entrepreneurship over the digital platform, critical thinking skills and training them in the effective and secure use of digital platforms.
A team of trainers from EldoHub led by Sarah Chepwogen and Zipeta Nabwala visited the county to offer this training. In the program, the county in a bid to support People Living With Disabilities, gave an opportunity to them at Kapsabet ICT Centre. Atleast 20 Students with hearing impairment got to be trained through sign language in today’s session.
Present during the opening session , the County ICT Director , Franklin Limo said that the department is looking forward to such partnerships that give opportunities to the youth. “Such training opportunities impart skills that help them identify and create job opportunities for their economic boost”, added Mr. Limo.
Jane Muthoni, VSO representative-Nandi branch expressed her gratitude to the county government of Nandi for supporting and offering this opportunity to students living with disability.