The County Government of Mombasa has launched intense robotics and innovation training for students still in their early years of education. The initiative ‘Early Childhood Education Training Program’ was officially launched by Anwar Ahmed, County Chief of ICT, who set the project to target 12,000 learners.
CIO East Africa reports that Anwar revealed an intent to reach out across 98 of the public early childhood learning facilities across the county in the first phase. This shall expand further to 200 privately-owned facilities. Thus far, it is fully funded by the Mombasa County government with no cost passed down to parents or students. His broader five-year vision is to see the county transform into a technology hub, and involve global tech giants to participate.
Anwar has a career background in ICT and has previously worked with Liquid Telecom and Zuku. He is currently mandated with the task of digitizing all county systems while promoting and nurturing innovation and ICT planning.
More on the story at CIO East Africa.