Diaspora Community Projects (DCP)–Kenya and Africa 118 signed an MOU on Thursday to roll out the Google sponsored Digital training nationwide.
This programme according to DCP Kenya Country Director, Austine Oduor brings hope to many youths on the numerous opportunities that they can pursue on the digital platform as the rate of unemployment continues to soar.
Head of Business Intelligence – Africa for Africa 118 – Fredrick Imbo, noted that through this initiative Google hopes to equip a million young Africans (18-35yrs) with digital skills and tools to help them build an online presence, create content, understand web design and user experience, social media and app development.
With an expected half a billion internet users in Africa by 2020, there are huge opportunities for African businesses and young digital entrepreneurs. If young people have the right skills, they can build businesses, create jobs and boost economic growth across the continent.
The event was also attended by DCP CEO in charge of the London and Scotland offices, Thomas Musau and DCP-Kenya Lead Advisor David Ndolo.
Diaspora Community Projects (DCP) – Kenya is a member based institution incorporated in Kenya in 2012 to empower the youth through trainings, mentorship and volunteer opportunities. The youth are helped to fully explore their potential and make wise decisions independently which leads to better and sustainable lives.
Africa 118 Inc. a leading capacity building and business incubation provider has been sponsored by Google to deliver training to youth across Africa as part of our Digital Skills for Africa initiative. Due to this sponsorship, the trainers and the content for training are offered to all participants free of charge.