The project will set up a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility in Ndhiwa Western Kenya.Five workstations equipped with low power demand computers from Inveneo and connected to broadband internet will be installed. Each will be linked to broadband internet and be used by 4 young men and women daily.
Result: 20 instant jobs each paying US$10 per day will be created improving economic standards, reducing youth unemplyment, transferring technology and stemming rural-urban migration.
Kenya and East African youth face a tremendous challenge of unemployment and under-emplyment. The problem is more acute in rural areas. Yet Kenyan youth are well educated and have excellent literacy in English. Due to this problem, many young people migrate to cities where jobs are scarce. Many end up in slums leading lower quality lives than what is available in rural areas. There is limited access to the internet in rural areas. If access was made possible, young people can do internet work.
The project will provide access to the internet in a rural remote area. It will create an opportunity for young people to do internet-based work. Through the money raised, ALIN will set up a BPO centre in its existing Maarifa (knowledge) centre, provide training and facilitatte access to jobs that can be done online. With five workstations and four daily shifts, this will create employment for at least 20 young women and men. These will in turn train others creationg a pool of employed youth.
The immediate impact of this project will be the creation of an initial 20 high quality jobs in a rural remote setting. The first lot of beneficiaries will in turn train others and with support of ALIN be encouraged to expand the facility bringing in more young women and men to benefit from the project. Because the work will be sourced both locally and internationally, a new working culture will be created and the economic status of at least 200 households raised instantly. Increased Net access.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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