12 March 2021

Towards an Equal Future - The NairoBits Women

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go with others! You most definitely must’ve heard of that African proverb, right? Well, different contexts can make meaning out of it, but for NairoBits, it is core to our work – Partnerships are a key ingredient for our success. On Monday 8th March, 2021, the World marked the International Women’s Day 2021 under the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.”

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17 February 2021

NairoBits Trains 2 Cohorts of the Microwork Pilot Program

Today more than ever, working online has become so lucrative yet so complicated. Faced with barriers such as the hustle of opening digital payment accounts and getting them verified, many miss out on the opportunities that the digital economy offers. Celo, a mobile-first open financial platform, has invested in developing mobile based applications with partners, Appen & Kotani Pay to allow Kenyan-based users to work on Microwork tasks and cash out their earnings via MPESA.

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06 January 2021

Microwork & Digital Payments Pilot

In Kenya, only 17% of the working population is formally employed, and those between the ages of 15-34 account for 84% of the unemployed population. The digital economy presents a significant opportunity for Kenya’s unemployed youth to engage in meaningful work and microwork, in particular, presents a unique opportunity for vulnerable, unskilled youth to engage in income generating activity utilizing their existing mobile devices.

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01 December 2020

Youth Employment Conference (YEC) 2020

In partnership with various organizations, the Youth Agenda hosted the annual Youth Employment Conference (YEC) on the 19-20th November 2020 at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. The conference’s theme was the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the youth and strategic recovery plans for the future. The two-day event hosted the youth, national leaders and change-makers through engaging forums in emerging opportunities: Blue Economy, Green Economy, Creative Economy and Digital economy.

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19 October 2020

Developer with a conviction; Meet Halima

Has life ever thrown you in a situation you never expected? Have you ever imagined life without one hand? Imagine no more because we are here to tell you the story. Meet Halima Jamila Shaban – 28 years old. Halima is a versatile and passionate young woman engaging in business part time and studying website development at NairoBits Trust.

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15 September 2020

A mom, a bit too early…

The first half of 2020 saw about 152,000 adolescents aged 10 – 19 get pregnant. At the release of this report, it immediately became apparent that even COVID-19 that has halted many aspects of our lives, shall not halt the epidemic of social inequity.

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15 September 2020

ICT transforming Africa

The transformational power of information communication technologies and the associated solutions has been observed in several advanced nations all over the world. Its ability to drive the economic advancements, innovation and entrepreneurship in African nations cannot be undermined.

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15 September 2020

The Inertia Analogy

Over a decade has gone by since I was in a classroom being taught about the two forms of education that exist within the African society: African Traditional Education (ATE) and the contemporary western education brought forth by the missionaries. It goes without saying that many scores of people feel that the latter was wiping out the former.

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