Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has announced that it has introduced its LIFE Legacy Program in Kenya, in Tana River & Nairobi Counties. The program is set to benefit hundreds of youth drawn from under-served communities in Kenya.

This follows the launch of the program in Tana River and Nairobi counties. In Tana River, the program is being run by Amani Centre Community-Based Organisation (CBO), while in Nairobi, it is being implemented by Gonline Africa. Both organisations are PIN partners. The LIFE Legacy Program entails partnerships with community- based organisations and initiatives to replicate it in as many communities as possible.

Focusing on digitally excluded individuals who lack skills, confidence and opportunities, the 10-week program prioritises those with limited or no access to equipment and connectivity.

LIFE (LIFE Skills, ICTs, Financial Readiness and Entrepreneurship),is a program targets young individuals from less privileged backgrounds in under-served communities who do not have the financial capacity to acquire relevant education and skills that can enable them to compete economically in the digital age.

The Program started in 2007 in a small cybercafé named Stadnet, nestled in the heart of Ajegunle in Lagos, Nigeria, with the aim of equipping young people with relevant digital skills and connecting them to opportunities in the digital economy.

During the launch of the program in Nairobi, Ms. Miriam Beatrice, the organisation’s Program Officer, in East Africa, urged the youth to make the best out of the opportunity, adding that it was a building block to their career trajectory.