Since President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced the suspension of learning in institutions on March 26, college students have come up with modern approaches of making cash for the duration of the lockdown.
Newsyetu.com spoke Somakazi CEO and monetary professional, Nicholas Gachara, to recognize more about the methods that college students in institutions of higher learning use to make profits after suspension of physical learning.
“University college students have been making use of on-line systems where as soon as one is registered, you could write articles and then you definitely are paid. One may be paid as much as Ksh300 depending on the platform used and the sort of article written,” Gachara said.
Newsyetu.com spoke to Felix Vaati, student at KCA University pataining a diploma in Applied Computing, who’s a web author to apprehend the way it works.
“I scribe about programming, software program critiques and technical guides. The charge varies from site page to web website online. Some web sites pay as plenty as Ksh10,000 at the same time as others pay as low as Ksh500. The procedure is a touch bit long. One first pitches a piece of writing and if it is accepted you write after which it is published,” Vaati said.
In a televised cope with the Nation in April 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta locked access into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan region however gave orders that might see meals supply transported into the vicinity.
We spoke to a scholar on the Railways Training Institute, Alfred Mumo, who at some stage in the lockdown sold onions at Emali and offered them in Nairobi.
“We used to shop for a kilo at Ksh35 and sell at Ksh. 85. I made precise income on the time and now I am taking into account what I will sell at some point of this year’s lockdown,” Mumo said.
Gachara defined that scholars who’ve got access to a parcel of agricultural land can plant fruits (passion fruits) and make profit from those plants and promote them in the Red Zone regions because the call for in the region is excessive at the same time as the deliver has gone low.
Gachara brought that some other manner that scholars may want to make cash is via via packaging their abilities into consultancy.
“If a scholar majors in accounting he or she will record profit for others and in flip get paid. Another opportunity to be had is presenting voluntary offerings and through this a student receives competencies with a purpose to assist him/her in securing a task in the future,” Gachara said.
Students also can offer consultancy services via tutoring. This is where a student tutors others on a area in which he/she is a professional in and in flip receives paid.
Garbage collection is one of the maximum unnoticed jobs in Kenya. Garbage creditors in estates in Embakasi are payed Ksh100 for rubbish amassed from each family. Some creditors make as tons as Ksh5,000 a day depending on the quantity of family rubbish is gathered from.
Other approaches that college college students have became to consist of is hawking, running at automobile washes, operating as touts and doing artwork.