A new online job portal was launched in Kenya this week in as part of the Ajira Digital Programme. The program aims to help more than 1M unemployed youth over the next 12 months.
It will boost job creation among Kenyans by providing tools, training, and mentorship program needed to enable young people to work and earn income.
"Our target of over 1 million registered online workers will make Kenya the number one global supplier of online workers, and with that, a significant economic development and reduction of unemployment," said ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru during the opening a two-day workshop for 150 Youth Officers in Nairobi.
"At the moment, there are over 40,000 Kenyans already engaged in online work, ranking Kenya as the 10th biggest global supplier of online workers, and the 1st in Africa.”
"This program is in line with the government's promise of job creation and a response to a globally growing market for online work.”