By Kristin KalningIt was May 2012 when Liz Kerosi boarded a flight from Nairobi to Garowe, Somalia. She had just finished her initial training with the NetHope Academy in her native Kenya, and had earned an internship with CARE in Somalia. She was 22 years old, alone, and a bit nervous.A driver picked her up at the … Continued
All eyes were on Haiti after a massive earthquake rattled Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. The already poor infrastructure crumbled, leaving the people of Haiti reeling with severe physical and emotional loss. Meeting basic needs and finding meaningful work soon became even more challenging to a populace where more than two thirds of the workforce does not have a formal job.
Leading up to the graduation of NetHope Academy Haiti’s second class this week, we will be featuring a series of “Where Are They Now?” stories featuring NetHope Academy interns that graduated from the inaugural Haiti class last year. We will also feature a profile from a soon-to-be graduated intern in conclusion of our series. Our second narrative comes from Emmanuella Stimphat:
The NetHope Academy was created to give computer science students technical and on-the-job training in preparation for an ICT career. Last September, NetHope ushered in its first class of Haitian interns—a class of 39 that would be taught in the newly reconstructed La Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haìti. NetHope’s primary goal is to equip interns in six months with the skills and experience necessary to secure full-time employment.