A non-governmental organization, Unubiko Foundation, says 20 youths across Abia State will be selected for this year’s #CodeCamp Youth Empowerment Programme which starts on Monday, August 10, 2020.
The #CodeCamp initiative is an online digital sand leadership skills masterclass that is much more than teaching specific coding languages.
The CodeCamp by Unubiko foundation includes logical thinking and meta-skills such as mind-mapping and goal-setting developed during digital education, to help prepare young people to take their place in society as knowledgeable individuals instead of passive consumers.
Dr Benjamin Isani, Project Director, said the 20 successful applicants would be given laptops for the training and to start their own businesses on completion of the online digital skills training.
“It is imperative that our young people in Abia get the opportunity to immerse themselves with relevant leadership and digital skills that are critical for them to effectively compete and survive in today’s hi-tech economy.
“We aim to re-channel the negative vibes that some of our youths invest in unproductive ventures to something useful by starting to build enduring products and solutions that will power Africa with tech-innovation,’’ he said in a statement emailed to Persecondnews.
Isani said it has become imperative to accelerate the shift towards digitally-focused empowerment of youths in Abia State as a result of rising insecurity, youth unemployment and the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Managing Partner of Derasoft Consulting, Abuja, organisers of the programme, Mr Young Ozogwu, while commending the gesture of Unubiko foundation, said: “Time and time again, Unubiko has always come through for the poor, especially for the people of Abia State, lifting them up at every time of need.
“To build young people’s digital skills is not just a nice-to-have, but also it’s a need-to-have. Digital skills are critical to helping, inspiring and training the next generation of leaders. It is equally necessary to equip young people of today with necessary tools to become productive for themselves and the society.
“Unubiko is an equal opportunity Foundation; we are encouraging our young women to seize this opportunity as well.”
Persecondnews recalls that the philanthropic activities of Unubiko Foundation have made tremendous impact across the state and beyond.
To qualify for the training, applicants must be from Abia State and must be between ages 19 and 40 years with basic computer knowledge.
To apply, kindly register at: https://derasoft.com.ng/sponsor
#CodeCamp training will cover the following lessons:Fundamentals of IT Leadership, Full Stack Web development, Working in a team, Server setup, Goal setting, HTML and CSS, Empathy, PHP, AJAX, Bootstrap, and MySQl.
At the end of the 6-week training, the participant should be able to:
• Know how to host and setup web servers
• How to host and create websites (e.g Nairaland, Jumia)
• How to develop web applications (e.g. Registration forms, Dashboards)
• How to create and manage databases
• How to collaborate and work with others in a team
• How to set goals for oneself and achieve it
• Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
• Venue: Zoom Online Meeting
• To apply: Visit: https://derasoft.com.ng/sponsor/
• Enquiries: +234 (803) 700 1365
• Deadline: Application closes on Friday August 7, 2020