February 22, 2017; Sote Hub and Kwale Biashara Centre signed a partnership agreement to train the youth groups in ICT and employability/ business skills. Signing on behalf of the county was Hon. Safina Kwekwe, Chief Executive Committee Member Trade and Cooperative Development and Samson Charo, Director Trade and Cooperative Development while David Ogiga, Director and Harry Mwailengo, Centre Manager on behalf of Sote Hub and in the presence of county officials.
Sote Hub as technical partner and Kwale County Government as custodian will work together to;
- Offer ICT and other tailored trainings to the citizenry of the County
- Support capacity building programmes in areas of entrepreneurship and skills development for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on youth, women and people with disabilities.
- Support the identification and development of livelihood opportunities and especially use of ICT to enhance business, access to finance, marketing and sales
Hon. Safina Kwekwe while welcoming the new partnership, noted that Kwale County government commits to work with its people towards unlocking their own development potential and that the new agreement will enhance skills and create more opportunities for the various groups in the county.
Speaking at the same event, David Ogiga noted that, besides the ICT training which the immediate goal is, Sote Hub sees Kwale as a strategic partner and the next destination for the Sote ICT Secondary Schools program which has been hugely successful in Taita Taveta County.
Kwale Biashara Centre
Kwale Biashara Centre is a one stop shop that strives to prepare and nurture entrepreneurs to start and grow their own businesses to bridge the gap between Kenya’s young and growing population that is searching for opportunities, with linkages and skills to access the markets. The Centre is a joint initiative between the county government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To learn more about Kwale Biashara Centre;