Friday, 09 October 2020 06:23

Launch of Isiolo youth Innovation Center

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Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Ambesta oparanya on Thursday, 18th October, 2020 commissioned Isiolo Youth empowerment Centre.
Accompanied by Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, U.K Deputy High Commissioner for Kenya Julius Court, Kenya School of Government Director Professor Ludeki and Kenya Film Classification Board Chairman Dr.Ezekiel Mutua leaders visited Isiolo Stadium, the Modern Market before the launch of the Youth Empowerment Centre.
Hundreds of youths are set to benefit from the pioneer youth innovation centre in Kenya that has been established courtesy of Partnership between the County Government, Kenya School of Government and other development partners such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Department For International Development (DFID) and the Norwegian Embassy. Electronics giant Huawei will also provide internet connectivity for use at the centre.The Centre encompasses an ICT cyberspace with a computer lab where young people thinking about using the internet to eke a livelihood will receive training on mobile and computer applications, and will also provide a platform for youths interested in innovations, while those in the entertainment industry will also receive training in film making to enable them fully exploit their talents to earn a living.
Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti said that the centre will go a long way towards dealing with the challenge of unemployment among the youth, which has been identified as a major reason why many young people are lured into violent extremism and radicalization as well as other harmful practices such as drug and substance abuse.Governor Kuti made assurances that the recruitment exercise for beneficiaries will ensure a fair chance for both genders as well as people with disability, calling upon local youths to exercise patience as the innovation centre cannot handle all the interested youths at once. He said that the centre will only handle 50 youths at a go, with those completing their free courses paving the way for another group of fifty youths.
Also in attendance were Huawei Kenya CEO Mr. Adam Lane and CAS

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