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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