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17 June 2020

Will the career path I chose weather another Pandemic?

One Lesson the pandemic has driven home with a heavy blow is that nothing is ever certain. The virus has brought about grave economic and societal consequences. COVID-19 has not only cause but also exposed many inequalities of life including issues in healthcare, housing, food insecurity and most importantly education system. Where I come from, we were used to surviving from hand to mouth Pre-COVID. With the pandemic, it has gotten worse considering our ‘vibaruaz’ and ‘mjengo’ gigs are no more. Even those with formal jobs have been laid off and others have been forced to go on ‘Unpaid Leave’. As a young creative still in school, I keep wondering, whether the major I am taking in college will sustain my carrer in case of another pandemic.[...]

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17 June 2020

The Student Spotlight: David Buluma

Typical of hard times, many of us resign to our fate and try as we may, find it hard to get up and try something utterly different to survive. That is not the case for our students here at Nairobits. The word to describe the spirit shown across would be ‘resilient’, hard times are just what you make of them. Case in point, David Buluma.David is a Media Lab student at Nairobits living in Kibera, so close to graduation, yet with the restrictions on movement and gatherings, so far away.[...]

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17 June 2020

Living with COVID, Design Jams

It's been a rollercoaster. At least for the couple of months since COVID-19 found its way into Kenya and prompted several containment measures by the government. This has seen our way of life change completely, some more than others. But we have adapted and so have our students and Alumni.[...]

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13 April 2020

NAIROBITS COMMITMENT AND RESPONSE DURING COVID 19 OUTBREAK

As the conversation globally moves to cope with and moving beyond the CoronaVirus, NairoBits is constantly innovating to find solutions in our new ‘normal’. NairoBits closed shop in its training centers following the Kenyan Government directives on the closure of all learning institutions. However, we have actively put up strategies to ensure that our students continue learning vital tech skills using online platforms that are easily accessible to them.[...]

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Our Programs

ICT Training

Goal: 50000
So Far: 2000

Our training is carried out by a team of well-trained designers and developers who incorporate hands on training approach, finding a good balance between practice and theory. We understand the value of ensuring every student is well catered for and has the necessary tools and skills required to be empowered.

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LifeSkills

Goal: 1000
So Far: 200

Nairobits understands that the world is ever changing and with it comes, new generation of norms and trends. When working with young people, it’s our duty to ensure that they're able to understand and maximize their skill set. NairoBits is able to do this through our Life skills Program.

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Entrepreneurship program

Goal: 3000
So Far: 1500

Innovation and creativity are one of our strongest components when it comes to our training, this is why we take a Start-Up approach in our training. With ICT taking up a bigger role in today's world,we're building the next  future of innovators and creators.

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Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Program

Goal: 6000
So Far: 5100

With a proposed goal of ensuring that all young people are empowered to realize their sexual reproductive health and rights in societies that are positive towards young people’s sexuality, the SRHR Program employs a multi-component approach aimed at achieving universal coverage of quality SRH-services, increasing provision of comprehensive sexuality education, reducing poverty and achieving gender equality.

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SisTech

Goal: 4000
So Far: 2000

Working in the informal settlements brought to light the drastic issues affecting young girls in their day to day life, such as high dropout rates in school, early pregnancies and early marriage, making them miss out on opportunities due to an inadequate job skill set. NairoBits seeks to actively bridge these issues by advocating for equal educational skills and access opportunities for girls from the informal settlements.

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Self Sponsored Training

Goal: 10000
So Far: 6500

In March 2016, Nairobits Trust relaunched the Self-sponsored training program,  which offers its services to students looking to learn, enhance and advance their ICT skills within a short time-frame, making the program practical, time-friendly, cost effective and innovative.  The enrollment takes place quarterly and courses covered include; Basic computer packages, Graphic Design, Web Design and Development.

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OUR IMPACT

300 students educated per year

6,000+ alumni

7 centers within 6 informal settlements

Educated and empowered youth with employability skills

Partners

NairoBits trust works in partnership with corporate companies, who take up our trained students for internships that build build up to employment opportunities.

The COVID19 Pandemic has not only disrupted learning but the lives of our students who come from low income & underserved communities . During this period NairoBits is standing with them, their families & communities.

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