Shares and Nairobits Trust have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the cooperation within the online work sector in Kenya. The one year MoU will see Kuhustle provide a platform where these youth can use their skills to get jobs, while Nairobits will likely increase reach of its training.

Billy Odero, CEO of Kuhustle had this to say, ‘There is a clear opportunity for young people to find employment in the space for online work. Kuhustle is growing with an offering of 70 jobs per month. By entering into this partnership, we are providing this platform as an access point for marginalized youth with relevant skills. Nairobits Trust have had a social impact mission from its inception, we want to acknowledge the great work that they have done, by offering their students access to opportunities that will change their lives.’

The two partners will also create a customized soft skills curriculum to train the students at Nairobits on the necessary skills required to undertake work. Additionally, the Kuhustle platform will also enable the students to build their portfolio by having them build their profiles on the platform.

Nairobits Trust; is a not-for profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that empowers marginalized youth between the ages of 15 to 24 living in the urban non formal settlements. It provides these youth with training in ICT, development, design, entrepreneurship and life skills with an aim of giving those chances in the formal and non-formal employment.

Kuhustle; is a freelance community and online platform that connects businesses with skilled freelancers who are looking to deliver quality work. This creates employment and improve access to digital jobs by providing a consistent and sustainable pipeline of work while simultaneously helping organizations manage their human capital costs.

Education is the one thing that evens out the playing field giving all of us a shot at life. From these opportunities the youth can easily establish themselves among clients and even go ahead and start their own companies, come back and invest in their fellow youth in informal sectors. This initiative will go a long way in killing downtime and crime in the long run. If this is successful, other companies may be encouraged to come on board and reach even more youth thus bringing an end to unemployment.