NAIROBI: 6th, August 2023
Innovation and Digital Economy Advisor to H.E the Governor, George Musyoka accompanied by County Chief Officer for Digital Economy and Startup, Victor Otieno officiated an award ceremony at Ngong Hills Hotel by Nairobi County in collaboration with World Vision and Moringa School for students who finalized training on digital skills.
Nairobi County partnered with World Vision and Moringa School to train students on digital skills, 45 students were awarded their certificates. The training took six weeks, from 17th June to 22nd July 2023.
Mr. Musyoka said, “Yesterday, Kenya hit a milestone in education technology. H.E., the President, launched our first open university. That means learning in Kenya has now changed. I want to assure you that for the first time in the history of this country, the future of the youth is in their own hands, you will be able to advance yourself without necessarily going through the old traditional way.”
He further said,” H.E the Governor has a vision through the Innovation Digital Economy sector, which is to digitize and make Nairobi County paperless.”
Mr. Otieno said, “We are also working with ICDL Africa, Moringa School among other capacity building partners who offer market driven programs ensuring we improve economic opportunities for our youth in the ever expanding digital economy”
He further shared that the county is also looking at other areas such as innovation policy, brand positioning of Kenya’s innovation ecosystem through InnovateNairobi platform, infrastructure support with support from corporates and startup funding in supporting the startup ecosystem.
County Director for E-learning Elizabeth Ndung’u congratulated the graduands and said “Anytime you get an opportunity of having such forums, focus on what you are going to learn. It is not everybody who will get a certificate. 100 students were given the opportunity, 65 out of 100 students were taken, and 49 out of 65 will graduate. Students who have not gotten the certificate did not take advantage of the opportunity.”
In attendance were Director of Finance Moringa School, Fiona Kirui, World Vision representatives, and IDE county staff.