Digital School to Learn Skills for The Gig Economy
Written by Campus Radio on September 8, 2019
Digital skills combined with competence and character qualities are very essential in this era of the gig economy. Focusing on giving learners very strong foundational skills and exposing them to the real world where they are able to identify real-life challenges and come up with solutions.
Tunapanda Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that runs intensive 3-month technology, design, and business training courses in extreme low-income environments in East Africa, such as Kibera (Nairobi informal settlement) and Turkana (very rural Kenya).
It works to bridge the digital divide by empowering young people to be lifelong learners, earners, and problem solvers. By focusing on information technology, Tunapanda allows more young people to utilize new technologies to increase their employable skills, networks, and earning potential.
Tunapanda’s unique approach of learning involves a series of training and coaching to help learners develop strong critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills alongside entrepreneurial and digital literacies. A unique culture of learning can only be achieved through a positive mindset and open response to feedback.
This is a core part of Tunapanda Institute, where learners are introduced to this culture allowing them to positively share and receive feedback.
Tunapanda’s Three Month Program
To effectively build highly-skilled individuals ready to tackle digital work, Tunapanda runs a 3-month program. The program exposes the learners to the ever-changing world of today’s modern trends and targets the youth between the ages of 18 and 35.
The program’s course covers three thematic areas which include ICT skills, Learning Skills and life Skills. To get a clear perspective, the course has 7 key modules as broken down below:
- 2D Design
- 3D Design
- Web Development
- Videography & photography
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Personal development
Cohort 11 is coming up soon, here’s your opportunity to get the right skills to propel you in your career and allow you to compete in this gig economy. Go ahead and click on this link to submit your application.
The course only costs Ksh. 2,500.00 for the 3 months. Are you ready to take the challenge and get started with the Gig Economy?