Nigeria: Slum youth acquires ICT skills

Korea Internet Volunteers help Slum youthThe project is community-based capacity building project targeting the youths of Ajegunle slum in Lagos. The aims to train some 25 youths each other month, who “will be equipped with ICT and entrepreneurship skills which they will then pass on to other youth, along with starting their own business”, as Africa Loft writes.
On Thursday, March 27, 2008, A new set of twenty-five young people graduated from the project” as Gbenga Sesan, one of the brains behind the project discloses via his blog, Oro:

Building on the success of the first set of graduates, who have successful trained one hundred and six (106) peers in basic ICT knowledge, the training modules (as well as training process) were modified to accommodate an additional week of ICT training as well as more support towards the development of a realistic business plan. Three of the project’s graduates have successfully interned with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment Unit (UKTI) of the British Deputy High Commission, Lagos, where they were exposed to work ethics, international trade, networking opportunities as well as an opportunity to apply the skills they acquired during the capacity building program. Two of them have jointly started a Forex Academy in Ajegunle, after receiving a free Forex training at Hands on Institute of Information Technology (HiiT) Lagos.

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