Lamu, KENYA: A total of 165 women from Lamu County have successfully completed a computer literacy programme conducted by the Pioneer International University in collaboration with the county government.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Lamu Polytechinc grounds and was attended by hundreds.
Speaking during the event on Tuesday,Lamu governor Issa Timamy said the programme intends to promote education and literacy for women in the county.
Timamy said another 350 women from Mpeketoni,Mokowe,Hindi and Witu in Lamu west are set to begin their computer literacy training under the sponsorship of the county government before the end of the year.
The governor said the county was also fronting for more sponsors to boost the education and literacy standards in the county.
“We thank the Pioneer International University for their efforts to empower our women.I believe the training acquired by these women shall go a long way in improving their lives and the image of the county,” said Timamy.
He said the county also had plans to ensure all women receive computer literacy training and that the programme shall commence in November this year.
The Pioneer International University vice chancellor Gideon Maina urged the women graduates to put to good use the acquired training.