Coastal youth have been urged to embrace technology for them to become self reliance.
They have been further challenged to embrace innovation so that they can reap from various opportunities in the digital space.
Swahilipot Hub Patron Mahmoud Noor admitted that employment opportunities were scarce and youth should venture into using the internet to create employment.
Addressing innovative, technology experts and other international dignitaries in the ongoing Pwani Innovation Week at Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa, Mr. Noor said the centre has fused technology and arts so that it absorbs many Coastal talented youths.
According to Noor, youth lack mentorship and guidance.
“It pains me to see minors being executed in cold blood since they have turned into hardcore criminals while the digital space has opportunities,” he said.
[MICTEC youth group during the Pwani Innovation Week at Swahilipot Hub. Photo/courtesy/Swahilipot Hub].
He appealed to youth to effectively use technology to initiate economic projects.
“Let’s support our youth so that we secure the future generation,” noted the IT expert.
Noor famously known as ‘Mentor 001’ following his outstanding efforts in guiding the youthful generation to the right path has urged parents to help their children use technology space in the right way.
On her part, British Deputy high Commissioner to Kenya Sussie Kitchens applauded Mr. Noor for his endless efforts in enabling youth solve problems through the digital space.
He assured the youth that through the strong partnership between Swahilipot Hub and the British Ambassador they will benefit from basic assistance to enhance their use of digital space as a source of employment.