300 Safaricom TVET Beneficiaries begin Online Classes Monday

Safaricom Foundation

Safaricom has announced that 300 Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) beneficiaries will begin online classes Monday 22nd June 2020.

In partnership with Zizi Afrique Foundation and ToolKit skills, Safaricom will be starting online classes in plumbing, welding, food & beverages and electrical engineering.

Some 9f the students will receive free devices form Safaricom that will enable them access e-learning resources before colleges reopen.

“We want to empower the students who have been shortlisted for the Safaricom Foundation TVET scholarship programme to commence learning even as we wait for this Covid-19 period to end. The students who have been enrolled for the programme have not been able to attend classes because of the partial lockdown and we want to enable them begin classes via online platforms”, Said Steve Chege, Trustee, Safaricom Foundation
A Skills Center will be setup at Waithaka Vocational Training Centre in Nairobi where some of the beneficiaries will be learning. Rhe rest will be learning from various training centres all over the country. This programme targets 1000 beneficiaries in two years time.
Through this scholarship programme, we want to reach some of the most vulnerable youth from across the country and give them access to training opportunities in employable areas, and increase transition to employment”, said Renaldah Mjomba from Zizi Afrique
According to research by Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) ,over 96 per cent of the TVET graduates get jobs compared to 40 per cent of university graduates.

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