Ajiry, an online job application platform, is on a mission to bridge the job gap in Kenya.
As part of Centum Investment Limited’s efforts to address unemployment, Ajiry has dispatched 100 skilled young people to ten counties to instruct and educate other young people on how to use the app to find and apply for job opportunities.
The Progressive Web App provides a platform for employees and employers to easily interact and network without third-party influence.
The platform aims to simplify the process of connecting young people with potential employers or individuals in need of specific services from experts.
Since its launch in May last year, Ajiry has been focused on making it easier for young people to access job opportunities.
In the next 12 months, the project aims to reach over 24,000 young people in ten counties before expanding to additional counties.
The project’s pilot counties include Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kilifi, Laikipia, Meru, Nyeri, Machakos, and Nakuru, with the aim of formalizing the informal sector and casting a wide net in the search for job opportunities.
Centum Group CEO Chris Kirubi, a prominent advocate for youth empowerment, believes that the youth are poised to take over the country and wants them to be part of the team.
He challenges them to define their own success and stop relying on the government for assistance.
To support the project, EKraal Innovation Hub, a major cybersecurity organization, will offer free cybersecurity training at the newly opened Ajiry centers.
According to Centum CEO James Mworia, Ajiry is not just a project but a mission to transform the country by connecting young people with job opportunities through the Ajiry App and Training centers.