Aleviating Poverty through Education
SDG8 Initiative of Ariel Technology.
In line with SDG8, to promote full and productive employment and decent work for all, Ariel Technology supports low income background school leavers, by offering them basic skills in ICT through short term courses. The main purpose is skills development for the students through career guidance & mentoring. Sometimes they are not in a position to pay college fees. We empower them to be competent and confident to use the basic knowledge and skills acquired for for income generation - online.
Mentorship & Career Guidance
The mentorship program started in January 2020 with a local public school providing ex-candidates who had not joined university for various reasons. In March 2020 we had to release them due to lock down necessitated by the covid 19 crisis. Within this period we managed to guide them through applying for government funded tertially colleges and they were all admitted - The 1st Cohort.
To conclude the mentorship program, a graduation ceremony is held annually at Ariel Technology. The session allows Ariel Tech team interact with the students and each of them is assigned a mentee.
TESTIMONIALS BY GRADUATES
TThe students were able to appreciate the program and also gave feedback on what they learned and the value that the mentorship program continues to impart as a basis for life management and in their career journey. Here are some student reviews on the program:
Since the beginning of the course, I have learnt how to build self-confidence with self-promotion whereby I am able to analyse the skills I have and using them to further myself. ....
Finally I have learnt how to use ecommerce photography to improve image quality .this is done taking photos from different angles and later editing them.
WAWERU BERNICE MUTHONI
I was passionate about finding something to do since I was just after my high school graduated. Joining this mentorship programme ......
I benefited a lot from this since I had no knowledge about this basics. 11 Now I can use all these tools to create, analyse and present information without a problem. There after I created my own Email Address and Google account. Having completed this process, I was introduced to this site Google Digital Skills for Africa which offer online courses, I did various courses and I was issued with a certificate. I am glad I got the opportunity be part of the Ariel Technology Mentorship program.
Once you join the mentorship program you’ll need to develop a committed character and also a self-innovative one, because through the whole journey it’s the effort of one’s brain capability to finish all the courses and earn a certificate. ..... All the time have spent on learning here will bear fruits for my future in job finding and networking business creation. Earning the certificates has influenced my career so much. All through the journey my characterisation has upgraded to another level