ALIN Awarded 2011 Access to Learning Award by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
James Nguo, ALIN Regional Director, rejoices after the announcement in San Juan, Puerto Rico by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo: © BMGF
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Government worker Job Promotion through ICT Training
I Philip Munywoki Kitheka of Ngomeni Division, Kyuso District. am an adult of sound mind do hereby give a self testimony concerning the benefits that I as an individual have acquired from Kyuso Maarifa Centre.
I do work with government of Kenya -ministry of state for provincial administration and internal security. I was employed by the government in January, 2008 as a clerical and deployed at the district commissioners HQs- Kyuso.
On 25th August, 2011 I sat for clerical proficiency test and passed. It is clearly stated in the circular that once a clerk has passed the proficiency, will be promoted to the next job group (From clerical officer 2 to clerical officer1)
After passing the proficiency examination I had a very little knowledge about computers. I had no certificate as per the requirement for promotion. My certificate was only introduction to Ms-word’ 97. I was supposed to have sent my request for promotion with computer certificate covering.
· Introduction to computer
· Ms word
· Ms excel
- Ms power point
These packages are mandatory for one to be considered for promotion.
I had no other option apart from registering for evening classes with ALIN Kyuso under the free ICT training programme. After undergoing are two month training and issued with a certificates covering the required packages, I forwarded the certificate to the authorized officer and as a result I was promoted immediately to Clerical officer 1.Kudos ALIN for your concern to the community of Kyuso and other areas.
· Free internet connection and browsing keeping me connected to my colleagues.
· I am also taking my diploma in human resources management - University of Nairobi, Kyuso Maarifa centre has greatly assisted me in internet Research with unlimited research time.
I am also writing my research proposal for my team paper project; Kyuso Maarifa centre library has some of the best books assisting me in my research proposal writing.
My thanks and prayer goes to:
1. The ALIN administration.
2. Mr. John ALIN –Field officer -Kyuso.
Mr. Julius Mwonga a tutor at Kyuso Maarifa Centre for their support and concern, they have the heart for people.
May God bless ALIN!!