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Huawei DigiTruck Initiative successfully trains over 1,500 youth across Kenya

Huwaei has championed their commitment to improving equitable and quality education in Kenya with the DigiTruck initiative in collaboration with the Belgian NGO Close the Gap to bring digital skills to under-served communities.

Over 1,500 youths from thirteen locations in eight provinces across Kenya have been beneficiaries of the great initiative.

100 graduates were recently celebrated at the Nyeri County, having completed four weeks of skills acquisition in IT, entrepreneurship, business, marketing, and many other fields of study.

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The event was graced with the presence of Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Kenya, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Fiona Pan, Deputy CEO, Huawei Kenya, Julius Korir, Principal Secretary for Youth Affairs, Roy Sasaka, CEO of National Youth Council, and several other dignitaries.

Mr. Mucheru appreciated the investments made in the youth in Nyeri County by saying, “We are thankful to the partners we have; CFSK and Huawei, helping us bring connectivity across the country even to our youth.” DigiTruck is a solar-powered shipping container on wheels, serving as a temporary digital school to provide free classes and learning materials, with an aim to help close the digital gap by expanding digital literacy across rural areas in Africa and further plans to expand to other continents.

Original article on Tech Gist Africa

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