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Phoebe Jeruto March 12, 2020

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.

Franklin Limo, ICT Director opening the training program

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.

Sara Chepwogen, Eldo Hub trainer demonstrating to students using sign language.

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.

A section of students during training.

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.

Zipeta Nabwala- EldoHub trainer in a training session.

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