Kenyan youths reap in dollars from online freelancing escaping joblessness after a fruitful five weeks training session by ICT Ministry, wooing many others on-board.


MOMBASA, KENYA, September 27, 2017 – Faced with political uncertainty, a large number of young people in Kenya have found their economic status threatened despite being well educated. A large number of them have since then turned to online freelancing so as to earn an honest living while putting into use skills. This comes only three months after the ICT Ministry offered free digital skills training that seems to have been in preparation for the tough economic times in place.


“The one week digital skills training that was provided by the Ministry of ICT during the month of June has saved me and a lot others the shame of joblessness.” says Magdalene Kamau, a freelance writer. “Though the free training ran for five weeks, in five different stations in the country, a large number of youths did not start earning immediately. Many gave up and went to look for other opportunities. A few of us who decided to hang on and keep learning are today earning at least $100 every week.”


With the slowing down of Kenya’s economy, many businesses are considering reducing their workforce so as to remain profitable. This threat has seen many employees seek to put their skills into use by serving the greater population worldwide. Holding on to results given by their peers who opted to turn to online jobs much earlier, the threatened population have begun to rekindle the skills their got during the Ajira Digital training.


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“I get at least four requests to train on online work per week from people through my social media platforms and website.” She says. “They realize that employment may not last long in this economy. It is time for them to come up with a backup plan. For me, freelance writing is the real deal; not my plan B. I work hard at it and share my results with them. I will train them so that they can escape joblessness, but they will have to pay for the training.”



Outsourcing jobs through the Internet has created plenty of opportunities for those who are willing to learn a new skill and serve others. As computer literacy continues to rise, the rate of unemployment among the youth is bound to reduce from the recorded 65%. Though not everyone will go for online jobs, it is expected that those who do will create more job opportunities for their peers as they begin to invest the online earned cash within the country.

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eli logan longview tx · February 7, 2018 at 3:12 am

Hi! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed
to ask. Does operating a well-established website such as yours require a large amount of work?
I’m completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my diary on a daily basis.
I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience
and feelings online. Please let me know if you have
any recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring
blog owners. Thankyou!

    Magdalene Kamau · February 8, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Hello Eli
    Thanks for reaching out. Your question is valid so I will answer it right away.
    Operating a blog like this requires the commitment to post regularly as well as updating the content in the rest of the website from time to time. I review my content every 3 months to make sure it covers what I deal with.
    Financially, it depends on your country. Most people are able to buy a domain and host for about $50. Constructing the website may cost you if you cannot use templates such as those provided in WordPress. But if you commit to studying the process therein, you can come up with a simple site like mine.
    So when it is all said and done, the issue of money comes to play. If you can’t buy the domain right now, I recommend you go to or Google and get a free blog. Then start writing. That way, money will not stop you from fulfilling your dream to blog. Otherwise, buy the domain, host, get a WordPress template and install, setup the website and start blogging.
    Kindly let me know which one works out for you.

the informant · September 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm

You have no idea just how long I’ve been trying to find this. Good grief, thanks for finishing this horrible journey.

    Magdalene Kamau · October 28, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Are you referring to the Ajira Digital journey?
    I hope you are already working online and happy about it.

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