LG to train building professionals in innovative systems

LG Electronics has partnered with the University of Nairobi (UoN) to train engineers, architects, contractors and other building professionals in the latest Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) innovations. The deal will see LG revamp its Engineering academy and rebrand its showroom as it eyes growth in sales of its innovative HVAC inverter technology, directly targeting professionals in the construction industry, while enhancing technical skills in the local market. According to LG East Africa Managing Director, Sa Nyoung Kim, there is a large gap in the local market both in…

Empowering Women through Technology

Affordable satellite communication technology is elevating access to in-demand skills and the latest learning resources for young girls in the Kajiado Central Constituency in Kenya. Less than 20% of girls from the Maasai community enroll in school and even fewer proceed to secondary school. With large tracts of land used for cattle rearing, schools are few and far between. In the past, such remote communities were disconnected from technological progress with no telecom infrastructure to support access to knowledge-sharing resources. IEC Telecom Group and OstaTech Limited joined efforts to change…

DTB Recruits 100 University Students for Job Shadowing Programme

Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has taken in the second cohort of 100 students into its Job Shadowing programme that aims to provide students an opportunity to experience the work environment and expose them to various careers in the Bank for a specified period.   A total of 100 students from various accredited universities across the country have joined the programme, for a 2-week period based in various DTB branches and departments both in Nairobi and regionally within the counties.   Speaking at the event, DTB Head of Human Resources Lillian Ngala…

LG Electronics empowers over 300 Young Technology Leaders with Disabilities, aims to bridge the Digital Gap.

LG Electronics has today awarded more than 320 young technology leaders with disabilities from 16 countries for their effective participation and skills exhibition in executing computer-based activities. Drawn from across the globe, the leaders were hosted and awarded at the 11th Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) which not only inspired them but also tested their skills for computer-based activities in a series of four timed challenges – eTool, eLifeMap, eContent and eCreative. Commenting on the awards and empowerment of the young leaders, Chairman of the GITC Organizing Committee Kim In-kyu said, “Technologies can help…

Crawford International School to host first school Game Jam in Kenya

Crawford International School will host the first student-led Game Jam in Kenya from November 24 th -26 th . It is an event in which student gamers, creatives and developers work in groups of three to conceptualize, design and build a functioning version of a game project from scratch based on the theme provided. The three-day competition will test the participants’ abilities to think creatively, manage time and work in teams. The event will provide an opportunity for competitors who are interested in the same field to meet, form connections…

Digital Transformation In Education In Kenya To Accelerate As Amazon Collaborates With The Ministry Of Education

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company,  in collaboration with the Ministry of Education today hosted over 150 educational technology experts and leading professionals at the inaugural AWS Kenya Education Conference 2022.   To help individuals lead prosperous lives in the digital age, local, national, and regional leaders are reimagining education systems, skills training, and private-public partnerships. AWS works with governments and public institutions around the world to upskill, reskill, and prepare individuals for the cloud jobs of today and tomorrow. At the event, AWS announced it had signed new…

KENSAP Taps More Than Ksh. 8 Billion In Financial Aid For Top Students

  Once KenSAP students are admitted to university, KenSAP continues to support its students. KenSAP places students into pre-university internships in Kenya and conducts an extensive college readiness and college orientation program for its students. Once the students are in the United States, the program conducts an orientation for new arrivals, organizes reunions that combine career-oriented seminars with social networking, and offers academic counseling and alumni mentorship programs.   With long-term impact in mind, KenSAP has become very active in career development and has helped place dozens of alumni in…

Rise Global Challenge Opens Call For Application For Phase 3 Of The Global Challenge For Kenyan Students

Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative that brings talented people together to solve hard problems in science and society in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, an international education charity programme, has announced the opening of applications for 2023 Rise Global Challenge for young people aged between 15 to 17years (as of July 1st, 2023).       The online applications are open on the Rise website and will be available until January 25, 2023, at 16:59 GMT. Rise provides applicants with multiple opportunities during the application process to showcase their potential…

Canon Inspires Learning And Creativity With The Launch Of Its Virtual ‘Canon Academy Video’ Platform

Canon Central and North Africa announced the launch of its revolutionary virtual film school called Canon Academy Video,’ aimed at providing filmmakers with a dynamic, interactive, and engaging educational platform. The company has remained committed to advancing educational and empowerment opportunities in Africa and has a myriad of initiatives and activities, including its pre-existing Canon Academy Photo (focused on the art of photography) and Canon Academy Juniors (focused on the advancement of children in the field of virtual arts). With this first of its kind, newly launched Canon Academy Video,…

MentorMe Kenya Creates New Economic Prospects In Sub-Saharan Africa

German-based mentorship programme MentorMe has today announced its launch in Kenya, as part of a wider transcontinental initiative to unlock employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the country. MentorMe Kenya has partnered with the German Development Cooperation to offer an expansive network of mentors from both Germany and Kenya giving mentees access to an international outlook to the diverse sectors covered in the programme. MentorMe uses a matching software that enables the organization to match over 1000 mentors and mentees according to their needs and career growth requirements.…