Student Voices: How Digital Skills Can Build Futures

ByAdam Lane

March 30, 2020

Adam Lane

DigiTruck is a mobile classroom that brings digital skills to out of reach places in Africa. Since its launch in 2019, the Kenya DigiTruck – a solar-powered, converted shipping container equipped with digital equipment – has trained nearly 1,000 people in ICT and online work skills, delivered over a 40-hour course.

Three students gave us their feedback:

Jairus Rop Kiptoo

My Experience and Plan on the Skills Gained During DigiTruck Training

First and foremost, I would like to thank the Huawei company and the DigiTruck they brought to us at Kaptumo, Nandi County. During the training, I gained a lot of knowledge and various skills which were facilitated by expert trainers.

The skills will enable me to impart the knowledge to the computer illiterate generation so that they can also get more into the digital world. Given an opportunity to transfer the skills, I would do so with passion and deliver more. In addition to imparting knowledge on people, I would also take advantage of the online opportunities to do more research and business such as online advertisements, especially for farming activities, for instance, vegetable cultivation.

Lastly, I have an interest in security matters. For this reason, I will use the skills to develop various applications that can enable the crime rates to reduce. The application of the skills are so many that I can’t list all of them. Once again, thanks to the Huawei company in collaboration with other companies.

Patricia Togom

I am humbled to be part and parcel of the computer for schools program. The program is really good and my experience so far is fantastic.

Interacting with the trainers and also learning how to use computers, I intend to apply the skills acquired in areas such as ICT and IT in my campus. I registered on this program because it gives me ample time to learn more about computers. Thank you so much for the program because it has helped me in most of the things. Also, my gratitude goes to all the sponsors of this program. Thank you and God bless.

Kevin Kidngetich

I am Kevin Kidngetich, studying a computer course on the digital truck in Kamptumo. Now I am well-equipped with some knowledge of writing and printing using a computer and many other [skills].

I completed my Kenya National Examination Course this year and I want to be a computer expert and general scientist in the future. The opportunity you gave me has helped me with some knowledge that will help me solve some economic problems before I get to my future career. The learners that were studying together are also happy about the skills we have gained so far. After completing [the course], I would like to have a job in the county that will help me improve my studies.

DigiTruck Partners

DigiTruck is part of the Education4ALL program of our digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL, which focuses on four domains: education, health, environment, and development.

Click the links for more information about TECH4ALL.

Disclaimer: Any views and/or opinions expressed in this post by individual authors or contributors are their personal views and/or opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of Huawei Technologies.

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Adam Lane

Deputy CEO, Government Affairs Dept, Huawei Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Adam drives critical socioeconomic & environmental programs for Huawei's digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL.

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