Safaricom Foundation: Equipping Youth Polytechnics with Computers & Peripherals

     Safaricom Foundation: Equipping Youth Polytechnics with Computers & Peripherals

The project was successfully implemented by establishing model ICT-I integrated Youth Polytechnics in five constituencies in Kenya namely, Mathioya, Runyenjes, Yatta, Matungu, and Laikipia. The project was sponsored by Safaricom Foundation.

Each of the five youth polytechnics received quality desktop computers and heavy duty printer with scanner. The computers were readily installed with licensed software from Microsoft.

Training programs were organized and conducted for the five Youth Polytechnics Managers and the Information Technology tutors. The Managers attended three-week training on User Proficiency Course (UPC) and later for a two-week course on Computerized Institutional Management Course (CIMC).

The tutors attended two week training on Hardware Maintenance and Support Course (HMSC) and a two weeks training on Network Administration and finally one week training on ICT Integration in teaching and learning.

The project enabled over one thousand participants in the five beneficiary Youth Polytechnics and their communities in the selected constituencies gain access to information and communication technologies that would have otherwise been beyond their reach. This offered the youths and communities, digital opportunities hence creating ICT-based employment opportunities for the disadvantaged youths through skill development on the use of digital tools.


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