Amazon Web Services to Accelerate Kenya’s Digital Education Transformation
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Ministry of Education held the first AWS Kenya Education Conference 2022 on Tuesday.
The conference featured top professionals and experts in educational technology.
Local, national, and regional leaders are rethinking education systems, skill training, and partnerships between the public and private sectors to help people succeed economically in the digital age.
According to Mr Robin Njiru, the regional public sector lead for AWS in West, East, and Central Africa, AWS is responsible for accelerating the digital transformation of education.
Njiru said that Amazon Web Services wants to improve the quality of education by giving schools flexible, low-cost technology solutions.
He said that AWS works with governments and other organizations worldwide to upskill, reskill, and prepare people for cloud-based jobs now and in the future.
In addition, AWS Senior Educational Program Manager Marine Houmeau stated that AWS and the Ministry of IC&DE had joined forces to make free foundational cloud content accessible to all citizens via the Ajira Digital platform and in over 300 training centres across the country beginning in early 2023.
“Amazon Web Services together with partners like Ajira Digital, MasterCard Foundation and GetINNOtized, are building an inclusive and diverse pipeline of new cloud talent in Sub-Saharan Africa by engaging unemployed or underemployed young people who otherwise might not have had access to this career path,” said Houmeau.
She said that AWS has been the most complete and widely used cloud platform globally for more than fifteen years and has grown its services to fit almost every cloud workload.
AWS Digital Skills Program Manager Yazeed Sheqem also spoke at the event.
He said that AWS had signed new partnerships with local training partners Computer Learning Center (CLC), Moringa School, and Zalego Academy to train underemployed and unemployed youth for high-quality jobs in the technology sector.