Youths Benefit From KNLS Digital Literacy Programme.
Youths from several Embu sub-counties have benefited from the Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) ‘Digital You’ digital literacy initiative.
‘Digital You’ digital literacy initiative aims to ensure that youths observe online safety and privacy.
The programme, conceived by Tactical Tech in collaboration with KNLS and the Goethe Institute, educates young people on Online Safety, Digital Privacy, and Digital well-being.
Jemimah Wangechi, a librarian at Nairobi KNLS, told KNA in Embu that nearly one hundred youngsters from Embu have benefited from the initiative.
Wangechi stated that the initiative has already been implemented in Buruburu, Kibera, and Maktaba Kuu KNLS, and that over 40,000 Nairobi adolescents have benefited from it.
“Today, we live in a world where technology is rapidly advancing, and most of the time we talk about its benefits without mentioning its disadvantages, which can be hazardous,” she stated.
The public librarian stated that the program is crucial to adolescents since it comes at a time when cyberbullying is on the rise, which will teach them to be cautious.
Wangechi exuded confidence in the program, stating that the program’s content was developed by IT specialists in collaboration with Kenya National Library Services, Tactical Tech, and Goethe Institute and that they intend to roll out the initiative in all counties to reach as many youths as possible.
Dorothy Nyawira, a public librarian at KNLS Embu in the department of ICT, advised parents to enrol their children in the free program so that they can benefit.
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