Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT has lauded the efforts that digital jobs, expedited by Rockefeller foundation and Digital Divide Data Kenya is doing.
“I am impressed by the direction ICT is taking in Kenya towards eliminating unemployment among the youth and contributing towards the Vision 2030 social pillar. The government will ensure policies are put in place to make BPO easier and faster for both local and foreign investors,” Dr. Matiang’i said.
The Digital project by Rockefeller Foundation was launched in May this year and nearly invested over US$100 million in South Africa Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco and Egypt. Most of the jobs offered to some of the youth include data entry jobs and outsourcing.
But is this enough to take the sector into another level? “We are happy to support Digital Divide Data Kenya, which has helped generate employment opportunities for high potential but disadvantaged youth,” Heather Grady, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation Initiatives said.
Rockefeller argues that, the provision of jobs and opportunities to the disadvantaged but bright young people will open up the industry and assist them to not only gain skills but also open up their minds to other opportunities.