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Fursa App: Mombasa’s app connecting resident job seekers to opportunities

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Mombasa Governor AbdulSwammad Nassir today announced that the county is poised to launch Fursa app, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at fostering economic growth and empowerment in Mombasa County.

The newly unveiled project, known as the “Fursa App,” promises to revolutionize access to job opportunities and resources for the county’s residents.

Speaking at the Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa during the fourth edition of Pwani Innovation Week, Governor Nassir expressed his enthusiasm for this innovative venture, emphasizing its potential to transform the lives of the people in Mombasa County.

He stated, “The Fursa App represents a significant milestone in our efforts to bridge the gap between opportunities and those seeking them in our vibrant county. We aim to empower our residents by providing them with a user-friendly platform that connects them to various resources, job opportunities, and business prospects.”

Swahilipot Hub, a renowned tech and innovation centre based in Mombasa, played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the Fursa App.

The organization has a history of supporting local startups and initiatives that aim to harness technology for community development.

Also, Aspen Institution is a partner in the initiative.

The Fursa App, which means “opportunity” in Swahili, offers a wide range of features designed to benefit both job seekers and employers.

It provides a comprehensive database of job listings, business development resources, and training opportunities, all tailored to the specific needs of Mombasa County’s residents.

For job seekers, the app offers a user-friendly interface where they can upload their resumes, browse through job listings, and apply for positions.

Additionally, the app provides access to a variety of training programs to enhance their skills and employability.

On the other hand, businesses and employers can utilize the Fursa App to post job openings, access a pool of qualified candidates, and even receive recommendations for potential hires based on their specific requirements.

The app also offers resources for business development, including information on funding opportunities, mentorship programs, and networking events.

The Fursa App is set to be available for download on both Android and iOS devices, ensuring accessibility for a wide range of users.

The app was launched, following a period of testing and refinement.

As Mombasa County continues to strive for economic growth and development, the Fursa App stands as a testament to the power of innovation and collaboration in creating opportunities for all its residents.

Governor Nassir, Aspen Institute and Swahilipot Hub’s partnership promises to usher in a new era of economic empowerment in this coastal region of Kenya, reaffirming Mombasa’s position as a hub of progress and opportunity.

“The app is for Mombasa people and we will make sure the residents benefit from it,” Mr Nassir said as he affirmed that he also received mentorship from the hub.

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