DigiTruck is a mobile solar-powered classroom equipped with both internet and smart devices and a highlight pillar in Kenya’s Ajira initiative targeting youth in rural areas with digital skills. The occasion was marked by the Kenya Cabinet minister for Information, Communications and Youth Affairs, Mr. Joe Mucheru, who thanked Huawei and partners for their keen interest in the investment into Kenya’s youth.
Public-private partnerships are key in bridging the connectivity across the country as pertains to the youth. He pointed out how COVID-19 exposed inequalities in Kenya in relation to technology digital accessibility, and the need to work remotely and access information online.
The DigiTruck program is just one of Huawei’s digital skills training program that involves training the youth in universities, technical and vocations institutions nationwide. The program is part of Huawei’s Tech4all digital inclusion initiative focusing on technology, its application, and the skills required to empower people and organizations globally.
In its inaugural year, DigiTruck offered 22,000 hours worth of training to youths across the country. Huawei will continue supporting the program to reach more youth.