Nakuru Library offers Coding Skills training to youth

The Kenya National Library Service Nakuru, knls, in partnership with the American Embassy, Nairobi are still empowering Nakuru Youth in Nakuru.

The Nakuru town based Library has this afternoon concluded a three-day training on coding that was meant to equip young people in Nakuru with coding skills and website design.

The program that kicked off on Monday benefitted 25 young people mostly college students and school leavers.

“We want to equip young people with employability skills that will benefit them as they seek employment or set up own enterprises as coders,” says Ms Purity Kavuri the Librarian in Charge at knls Nakuru.

The training was led by Gitu Mbugua from Moringa School who have partnered with the US Embassy to offer the much-needed skills.

The interactive training included an introduction to HTML and CSS, making simple websites and where to find resources to make websites.

“I’ve learnt a new skill which I believe will make a huge difference in my professional life. Although I don’t have any past experience in I’ve found the training and skills quite exciting and I really love it,” says Jerono Koech a Literature student from Maseno University.

The participants have promised to continue learning more and get better at coding.

“What we’ve learnt is just an introduction into coding. There is much more to more to learn to be experts in this skill but at least you now have a head start,” said Gitu to the participants.

As the coding session was coming to an end, another session on blogging was kicking off led by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with the Embassy.

Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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