Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A growth engine for Africa: Training 1 million young people in digital skills

Chebet Mutai from Nairobi, Kenya had little digital knowledge when she attended a “Women, Technology & Entrepreneurship” event run by Google in 2012. But the stories she heard and skills she learned there inspired her to quit her job at a bank and pursue her dream of opening a fashion business. She used her savings to buy two sewing machines and rent workshop space, and she set up a business making leather bags and accessories. Today, her companyWazawazi (a combination of two Swahili words meaning “open mindedness”) employs 12 people at a fair wage, exports to countries around the world, and continues to grow.

1 comment:

  1. Having someone trained on something is an asset just like Chebet,she used the skills she got from the digital skills training and she is impacting many lives by giving job opportunities and training others,Thanks for this.