NairoBits Trust is a youth based organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. The trust seeks to empower marginalised youth between the ages of 15 to 24 living in the urban non-formal settlements. It provides these youth with training in ICT Multimedia, entrepreneurship, reproductive health and lifeskills with an aim of giving them chances in both formal and non formal employment sector.
This target population accounts for 60% of the total estimated population of over 7 million in Kenya who are underprivileged in terms of the basic human needs including access to education, with 50% to 70% of them living below the poverty line.
The Trust envisages a situation where 70% of the urban informal settlement youth can be able to access Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills that would improve their chances of getting employment as well as increase their ability to enter the business market.The Trust develops the youth’s character by inculcating critical elements of personal confidence, self-esteem, and general life skills. NairoBits Alumni have been able to secure employment in both formal and informal sectors. Nairobits has 90% success rate in the placement of the youth in employment sector.
NairoBits programme has had positive impact on the target group and this has generated confidence among the stakeholders in the ICT sector.