Video: Close the Gap's Arrow Electronics sponsored Digitruck travels through Kenya

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 9:07 AM by

Since August 2018, one of Close the Gap's Digitrucks is touring through Kenya. This Digitruck is sponsored by Arrow Electronics and locally operated by Computers for Schools Kenya and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE Centre).

The goal of this Digitruck tour is to teach women and young adults proper e-waste management practices and digital skills. Through these courses offered in the Digitruck, CFSK and WEEE Centre are promoting ICT literacy in the community. With this initiative, they are empowering young people and women, while at the same time propelling Kenya into the digital age.

This Digitruck tour has been very successful already. Many students indicate that the courses have helped them discover and develop the digital skills they needed to further build their businesses. Many participants were also able to find IT-related jobs after graduation.

In context of this tour, a representative from the sponsor of this Digitruck, Arrow Electronics, travelled to Kenya to document the Digitruck, the students, and the impact of the courses. The result is an inspiring video that maps individual stories and communal successes. 

Click here to watch the full video.

Read the press release issued by Arrow Electronics here.

Click here for more general information about the Digitrucks and where they are operating for the moment.