One of Close the Gap’s Digitrucks (the one sponsored by Arrow Electronics) is currently traveling through Kenya. Two of Close the Gap’s local partner organisations, who are also the operators of this Digitruck, Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK) and the WEEE Centre, are touring through different Kenyan (sub)counties the next few weeks. The first visit of the Digitruck is Mlolongo, Machakos county.
The goal of this Digitruck tour is to teach women and young adults proper e-waste management practices and digital skills. Through these courses offered in the Digitruck, CFSK and WEEE Centre are promoting ICT literacy in the community. With this initiative, they are empowering young people and women, while at the same time propelling Kenya into the digital age.
The first two launches in Mlolongo were very successful and many trainees turned up for the valuable classes. The enthusiasm from the students is an excellent indicator for the further success of this Digitruck tour in Kenya.
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