In the coming years, Kenya is expected to become the ICT hub of Africa. The Kenyan government is taking keen interest to develop the country on the lines of modernity and technological innovation and the 2017 Master Plan is the embodiment of that. As per the plan, the government has taken initiative to connect every Kenyan with communication and technology. It also aims on building a society on the crux of knowledge and extend all public services to the citizens via the web.
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country. -Isabel Allende
Women are the foundation of a family, neighborhood, community and country. They are the primary caregiver of a family, with who rests important decision that can impact the well-being of each member of the family. However, despite the power they hold, they are times when they are not able to assert themselves due to lack of confidence which stems from being denied the right to education.
A major change that Africa has witnessed in the bygone years is the advancement made in the ICT or Information and Communication Technology. Thanks to the dotcom bubble and internet revolution in the rest of the world, Africa has witnessed major investment in the lay down of broadband internet cables and 3G technology. This has paved way for the popularity of wireless computing technologies namely Smartphone’s and tablets. All this has created a very conducive environment for leveraging the quality of education in the continent, especially at the college and university level.
As time has passed, internet has become a very vital component of our very existence. With traditional services, occupations, education and opportunities taking a virtual shape, imagining life without the World Wide Web is unthinkable. Internet has a long standing history and it was not the same as we know of it today. The first reference to internet can be traced back to 1966 when a meaningless data was exchanged between two computers at the University of California. After initial success, internet was nothing but a novelty enjoyed by members of esteemed universities and government agencies.