The Digitruck in jomvu

July 2021

Meet Njeri, a 23-year old lady from a small town in Nanga, Thika. She pursues a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Technical University of Mombasa and she discovered about the Digitruck and Boost Your Learning training through a friend and consequently enrolled for the program after a successful application. In spite of being in her tertiary level of education, her computer skills have been basic and she saw this training as a golden opportunity to advance her digital skills. She aspires to teach her two younger siblings on basic computer skills with the hope that they don’t experience the similar difficulty when they come of age. Through the training, she has discovered how to adequately use Powerpoint and looks forward to using it in her course of study in making menus and presentations.

This Digitruck, that will move to Zambia to provide digital skills training to high schools, has been a lighthouse for many others in Mombasa like Njeri who have been afflicted with the disrupted learning after the corona pandemic. MDF, Close the Gap’s training partner, through the Boost your Learning curriculum have not only successfully equipped the youth in Jomvu with digital skills but also enlightened them on how to earn an income through online jobs. The Digitruck was stationed at The Circular Economy Hub premises – the IT dispositioning facility of Close The Gap Kenya- whose core values of bridging the digital divide are coming alive!