In its drive to upskill young people, Aiki Nigeria has commenced its training on coding and entrepreneurship – this is part of its vision to get one million fingers coding by 2017.
Aiki Nigeria and its development partners has, since inception, reached over 60,000 youths in trainings and mentorship sessions (online and offline) such as Entrepreneurship, Basic ICT, Human Resources and more. The online portal which aggregates opportunities and provides mentorship, maintains high level partnerships with international e-learning platforms like Allison, Udemy, and Jobberman.
“Technology has played a role in raising income and driving employment opportunities in developing countries, and there is a huge demand for IT programmers in a rapidly growing economy,”l said Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria. “A lot of young people are unemployed with little or no skills which is what birthed ‘Code2Earn’. With this training unemployed youths can earn a living and even create jobs.”
Bukonla Adebakin, Project Lead of The Future Project speaks about the program’s goals saying it is “to empower young Nigerians to become entrepreneurs using technology, with coding as its focus, which in turn helps their communities, country, and the continent.”
The ‘Code2Earn’ workshop will feature experts in the technology industry to facilitate the training.