Social Security and Services Principal Secretary Susan Mochache says the Digital Literacy Programme will spur Kenya’s economic growth. She said the project would make Kenya’s labour force internationally competitive as the country gears towards industrialization.
“This vision is aimed at actualizing Kenya’s Vision 2030, which aims at making Kenya an industrialized nation by 2030,” she said.
She was addressing parents, teachers and pupils of Idsowe Primary School in Tana Delta Sub County, Tana River County, where she launched the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP). “The vision requires us to promote a knowledge economy, and that is why this programme is important,” she said.
She said 23,000 schools in the country had already benefited from the programme. She said even pupils in special schools would also benefit from the programme through the supply of tablets customized for their use.
She told parents to take the education of their children seriously and shun cultural practices that could undermine the education of the girl child.
Meanwhile, Ms Mochache said the government would disburse Sh200 million to 7898 needy persons in Tana River County this financial year. The beneficiaries would be elderly persons, persons with disability and orphans across the county.
She later witnessed elderly persons being paid their cash transfer money in Garsen township. Each beneficiary gets Sh2,000 per month. (KNA)