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Digital literacy programme for teen mothers launched in Siaya

A non-governmental organisation, Stawisha Africa Initiative has launched a digital literacy programme targeting teen mothers in Siaya.

According to the Executive Director of Stawisha Africa Initiative, Dan Oduor, the initiative aims to empower young mothers to exploit opportunities within the digital space.

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Speaking during the launch of the programme at Ng’iya in Siaya County, Oduor said that through the digital literacy project, the NGO will strive to bridge the gap in the digital literacy space especially for young women with the focus being the teen mothers who are considered as the underprivileged persons in the society.

He said they will partner with various players in the industry including the government’s Ajira digital programme whose main role is to train and mentor the young women on digital literacy skills through which they can earn in the digital arena.

On her part, the Ajira Digital programme official Beatrice Otawa said that the project targets to train at least 70% of young women across the country who will then be linked with jobs once they finish training.

The Assistant Chief of Mur Ng’iya sub-location Grace Otieno commended the programme, noting that it will change the young women’s socio-economic standards.

The first cohort of Stawisha Africa’s digital literacy programme led by Ivy Awuor and Audrey Muhonja expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the organization, noting that this will tremendously impact in their lives.

Philip Onyango
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