The County Government of Nairobi and Moringa School have signed a partnership aimed at providing free introductory digital skills training to Nairobi youths, enrolment of Moringa graduates onto the County’s Entrepreneurship and Mentoring programs and marketing tech talent to Nairobi’s business community. The program seeks to stimulate an interest in STEM, equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in the digital age and placing tech talent into income generating opportunities.
According to a report by the World Bank, Kenya’s digital economy grew by 12.8% in 2020, and Nairobi is at the forefront of this growth. This partnership is a response to the growing need for digital skills training in Nairobi, where many young people lack access to quality education in digital skills. Through this collaboration, the County Government of Nairobi and Moringa School aim to bridge this gap to ensure that more young people in the city have the opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy.
The free digital skills training program will be available to youths between the ages of 18 and 30 and will cover a wide range of foundational topics, including web development, mobile application development, data science, and digital marketing. The participants will have access to experienced trainers from Moringa School, who shall provide hands-on training and mentorship to help them build their skills and confidence in the digital field.
Speaking about the partnership, the Governor of Nairobi, Hon. Johnson Sakaja said, ” Nairobi is a hub of innovation and we are excited to partner with Moringa School to provide this valuable opportunity to our youths. We believe that by providing free digital training skills, we can help unlock the potential of many young people in our city and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.”
Moringa School CEO Snehar Shah, added, “We are thrilled to partner with the County Government of Nairobi on this important initiative. Our mission at Moringa School is to empower people with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in this digital age, and this partnership will help us reach more young people in Nairobi and give them an introduction to this fourth industrial revolution. Moringa is excited to support this partnership and committed towards positioning Nairobi as a full fledged digital hub that can provide tech talent for Global needs”
The program is set to commence in June 2023, and interested participants can apply online through the Moringa School website.