The Diaspora Community Projects (DCP) – Kenya was officially launched on Monday 6th February 2017 at the Lake Region Economic Bloc headquarters in Kisumu during the Digital Skills Training sponsored by Google. Over 100 women and teen mothers went through the training at the City of Hope Centre.
DCP –Kenya is closely working with Africa 118 to deliver the program and has so far conducted trainings in Kariobangi North, Dandora and Huruma all in Nairobi courtesy of Greening Kenya Initiative Trust (GKIT).
The DCP-Kenya Country director Austine Oduor noted that this is a noble initiative that will open opportunities for youths in the digital space and also sharpen their entrepreneurial skills. We’ve barely scratched the surface and this year our key focus is to train over 1,000,000 million youths in all the 47 counties and the momentum is growing with every training we conduct. The digital skills training program focuses on Digital marketing, building online presence, creating and building own brand for Marketing purposes, blog creation among other skills.
The DCP-Kenya Lead Trainer Anne Olieba graced the occasion and she encouraged the trainees to focus and explore the opportunities DCP Is offering drawing from her experience of having had served DCP Kenya as a volunteer in the UK. She told them to embrace volunteer work as it opens the door to opportunities. DCP-Kenya is a youth friendly organization which changed her life from the moment she volunteered to work for it while in the UK. She urged the trainees to embrace and join DCP now that it has come home to Kenya and lauded their effort to sacrifice and ensure they undertook the digital skills training.
The City of Hope Centre Director Pastor Joab Ochadha reiterated the benefits of the training especially to the less fortunate mothers that they host. He encouraged the trainees to embrace it and make the skills absorbed as an additional source of income.
Mwalimu Oduong Oluoch representing One Nation Under God (ONUG) – Nyanza chapter, urged the over 100 women and teen mothers to ensure that they live in Peace and work with various networks that can uplift them economically.
During the launch, most of the associates present praised the project terming it an idea whose moments had come. DCP –Kenya will continue to roll out different projects to empower youths both socially and economically through sustainable initiatives which have an impact in the society.
DCP – Kenya is an organization that supports local people and youth into employment through training, business start-up and direct employment. It also improves the skills and experience of local people through work placement and volunteer/exchange programs as well as support individual talents and improve employability prospects through different community projects including mentorships and follow-ups.
At the moment DCP has its offices in kenya, UK and Scotland. Plans are underway to open more offices in different parts of Africa and the rest of the world.