ABSA Group With Soul Generation Extends DOPE Campus Tour to Moi University
University students had something to smile after ABSA bank in conjunction with Soul Generation took their DOPE campus tour to Moi University, Uasin Gishu County.
According to ABSA head of sustainability and responsible business partners, Jane Waiyaki said the program is targeting the youths especially those that are yet to graduate where they empower them with skills to bolster their employability.
“The D.O.P.E tour’s sole mission is to break down this “microwave to success culture” by spotlighting our talents’ as blueprints to success through their crafts. The youth are inspired by great stories and through the D.O.P.E tour we want to tell, share and inspire them through different engagements in creative arts, music, and technology,” she said.
Waiyaki noted that according to World Bank 60% of Africa’s jobless community is comprised of the youths and the young generation aged about 15 to 24 is about 200 million where Africa has the largest population and with the rapidly changing world they face a lot of challenges in finding work opportunities.
“ABSA as an online app is a platform with capabilities of impacting one with work skills, people skills, money skills and entrepreneurship skills which can prepare a person to be ready and marketable in the job industry,” Waiyaki said.
“We are excited to empower and prepare young people to be ready for the world of work, to interact with the youths, to coach and mentor, advice , and share our own experiences with them so that we can get the challenges they are facing,” Waiyaki said.
She noted that during the campus tour, Kenyans got an opportunity to interact with various mentors including Nviiri and Bensoul, hear their stories, learn from the journey, and get inspired.
“There will be live performances from Sol Generation as well as lots of cool merchandise to be won from on-ground activations,” she says.
Students at Moi university couldn’t hide their happiness as most of them signed to have embraced the app citing that the ABSA ready work campus tour has enlightened them on job opportunities and also on how to acquire the skills and urged fellow students to download and access the online app as it is free and accessible to everyone.
“We are very happy for the exposure and the enlightenment from ABSA group , at least now after we graduate we have a know-how of what and where to exercise our skills that we’ve been impacted in school,” graphic’s and design finalist student at Moi University said.
By Nickson Kipchumba