Online freelancer platform Kuhustle.com and Nairobits Trust have entered a partnership that will see Nairobits students sign up on the platform for jobs and experience while at school to make extra cash, build their networks and work portfolios.
Talking about the one-year deal, Billy Odero, CEO of Kuhustle said, ‘There is a clear opportunity for young people to find employment in the space for online work. Kuhustle is growing with an offering of 70 jobs per month. By entering into this partnership, we are providing this platform as an access point for marginalized youth with relevant skills.’
The two firms will jointly provide Nairobits students and alumni technical skills and a platform for the students to get paid for online work. It will also see the two jointly create a customized soft skills curriculum to train the students at Nairobits on the necessary skills required to undertake work.
“Online work or freelancing is a growing market place for youth to get that chance at making a living. This is definitely a great step forward for our growth,” said Rukia Sebit, Program Manager at Nairobits Trust. ‘ We are very pleased to be a part of this agreement.”
Today, half of Kenya’s population is the youth. Moreover, Kenya has an estimated unemployment rate of 40%. There is a growing need to diversify income generation opportunities. Online work, or freelancing is one such opportunity. This partnership, which is a first among many, is a step in the right direction.