NYC PARTNERS WITH CENTUM FOUNDATION IN SENSITISING YOUTH ON AJIRY
On18th May 2020, NYC partnered with Centum, Sidian Bank and Mastercard Foundation through its pilot Ajiry programme, where a total of thirty (30) youth were trained on Zero Contact Distribution, in Kangemi, Dagoretti North Constituency.
Ajiry, is a Progressive Web Application (PWA) designed to provide a platform for entrepreneurial youth to connect and network effortlessly, conveniently and free from the controls of third-part agents with employers. This App allows youth to cast a wider net in their search for job opportunities.
In the training, the attendees were informed of what is required of the beneficiaries before keying in their data on the platform; beneficiaries name, telephone number, National ID numbers, Constituencies and Wards. Additionally, it will be imperative to outline a database of collection points (supermarkets, distribution points and local kiosks) will be required.
The facilitators explained to the trainees how the platform tracks redeemed vouchers in a sequential manner:
The beneficiaries, including households, will:
- Receive E-vouchers via SMS
- Visit a participating collection point with their phones
Ajiri App will provide a platform for the youth to promote development of an entrepreneurial culture and mind-set. Counties where the project has successfully been launched include Mombasa, Laikipia and Kilifi.
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