Aiki Nigeria, a national platform for youth in Nigeria to access relevant services for employability and entrepreneurship, has announced the launch of ‘Code2Earn’ to upskill young people across the country.
‘Code2Earn’ seeks to empower young Nigerians to become entrepreneurs using technology, with coding as its focus, which invariably helps their communities, country, and the continent.
‘Code2Earn’ is a training workshop on coding and entrepreneurship, and will feature experts in the technology industry to facilitate the training.
“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,” Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan said in a press release made available to TechLoy.
He added, “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.”
‘Code2Earn’ is part of Aiki Nigeria’s vision to get one million fingers coding by 2017.
Together with its development partners, Aiki Nigeria 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 Alison, Udemy, and Jobberman.
Some of the services offered by Aiki Nigeria includes career planning, online courses, support for entrepreneurs, open job vacancies and information about relevant on-the ground activities and youth centres.
The firm is committed to helping youth realize their potential and are constantly working on expanding its offering by partnering with the best players in all sector of our emerging economy.