TechInAfrica – A Kenyan-based social enterprise, Yusudi, has raised $250K in grant capital from Global Giving in partnership with Impact Assets and Blue Haven Initiative to develop its online learning platform, Jijali.
Jijali is a three-months program aims at providing competitive skills through training for youth learners, including problem-solving, pro-activeness, and self-learning via machine learning. The main goal of this training is to challenge them in order to survive in the current market.
The program seeks out learners with innovative ideas between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, offering the opportunity to join online training on career-start or entrepreneurship depending on their interests.
“With a surge in the number of education to employment and skill development entities emerging across East Africa, we believe there’s a need for improved transparency and supporting evidence on what factors define an effective demand-driven skills training program,” said a Blue Haven representative.
Yusudi emphasizes that the program is unlike the traditional programs which mostly only focus on providing content, design tests, and evaluations for the average learners. Instead, Yusudi, do not ignore the individual strengths and weaknesses of its students and will focus more on those.
“In the 21st Century, the youth no longer want to wait for an average training curriculum. Youth want to learn in their own way, ensuring content is relevant to them,” Yusudi stated.