Ajira Digital: Training | Registration | Courses

Ajira Digital: Training | Registration | Courses

Ajira Digital is a free, online digital training program sponsored by the Kenyan government. It teaches digital skills and skills-based education to students and professionals.

The program was launched in November 2016 by the Ministry of ICT in association with the Ministry of Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs. Additionally, It also partners with the University of Nairobi in offering the courses.

The core of the program is an immersive 1-week curriculum that teaches the youth how to use technology as a tool for economic and social change. The Kenyan government aims to make it possible for over a million young Kenyans to obtain online employment by providing resources, training, and mentorship.


The training is purely online, and it’s done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once you select a course, you are assigned a competent professional in your area. Keep in mind that the 1- week session is only available full-time and you can’t organize for part-time classes.

The best part? Your instructor will walk with you throughout the training and mentorship. It may look vigorous, but it’s worth it.

They network to connect you to a global pool of professionals that link you to jobs. You also get access to the networking features that allow you to communicate with employers and other experienced online workers.

One more beautiful perk is that you are offered a certificate at the end of the training. The credentials will be available on the Ajira website. 

Courses offered by the Ajira Digital program

The learning network offers a wide variety of courses spanning from:

  • Leadership skills: cross-cutting module
  • Blue collar: fundamental module
  • Basic computer programming
  • Basic graphic design module
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Data entry
  • Transcription
  • Virtual assistance
  • Digital marketing and e-commerce
  • Aws re/start
  • Content/Copywriting

To qualify for this program, students begin by completing an online assessment before moving on to their main courses.

  • One must be 18 years of age and above,
  • Be fluent in both written and verbal English.
  • Have a high school certificate or diploma.
  • Willing to commit 40 hours a week to the training.
  • Have a laptop and a reliable Internet connection.

How do you register for the Ajira Digital Program?

Follow these simple steps to register for the Ajira Digital Training.

  1. Visit the official Ajira website.
  2. Navigate to the top-right corner of the website.
  3. Click on the “Register” tab.
  4. Now, enter your registration information on the site.
  5. You’ll need to provide information like your name, ID number, mobile number, legal email address, and password.
  6. Tap the “Register” tab in the lower right corner of the registration page after filling out these details.

After you’ve filled all your details correctly,  you’ll receive an email to verify your registration.

On the other hand, if you’d like to enroll in the courses, the process is pretty straightforward.

  1. Login at ajira digital website 
  2. To view all of the future online training opportunities, scroll down the page.
  3. Next, schedule a training session.
  4. Select the county and training facility where you want to receive your training.
  5. Now, select the course that you want to take.

Keep in mind that you can only schedule one Ajira class at a time.
The system will then send you an email with details about your reservation.

And,when your reservation is complete, you will receive email notifications when Ajira training courses are available in your region.

Why Ajira Digital Training?

The government is actively working to use local talent to move 50% of outsourcing and online jobs to Kenya over the next ten years.

In a prior interview with the CS ICT, more than 100,000 Kenyans said they currently make their whole living from online activities. And, as the government boosts ICT spending, this number is expected to rise after the COVID-19 pandemic tested the limits of physical work. 

Currently, a single person living in Kenya needs at least Kshs. 20,000 per month in terms of finances to meet their most basic needs. If they had access to digital employment, young people could begin to meet their basic necessities. The availability of digital employment will increase prosperity and the middle class nationwide. At the same time, additional people in the middle class translate into more company prospects and direct GDP development.

Politically, the project will strengthen national cohesion and integration and promote equitable development in order to realize Vision 2030. Socially, jobs mean people will be able to earn a living wage, and they are less likely to participate in crime and destructive behavior.


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