Hope rises for indigents as SkillDrive launches globally
SkillDrive, a globally structured organisation birthed to alleviate poverty and tackle global unemployment through skills development and self-reliance initiatives with innovative digital solutions has been launched.
The body was founded in the United States in collaboration with group of professionals from the United Kingdom, Canada, Tanzania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and still growing. The organisation is on a mission to build innovations that can close global markets disparities among nations, while leveraging diversity.
SkillDrive believe extreme poverty can only be dealt with holistically when there is a balance of opportunities and skills in every country and they aim to do this by utilising technologies to import and export professional knowledge, and transferable skills between nations, making the world a true digital village where equal opportunities are presented to all no matter the location, color, race or religion.
At its official virtual launch recently, SkillDrive’s President, Mumin Adeyemi explained that the time is now to use skills to leapfrog people and nations out of poverty.
Mumin said giving everyone the opportunity to earn a decent living through skills acquisition and empowerment will drastically reduce global poverty and put nations on the right track.
He stated that training designed and executed by the organisation globally will be free of charge without any hidden fees.
Qualified and selected candidates ‘people in extreme poverty’, who successfully graduate from these trainings, he said would be supported with their startup fund, mentor, and other support they may required to sustain new businesses.
Mumin said: “The organisation is implementing guerrilla intervention moves that enable people to shift their mindsets from a culture of depending on others and government for things they can actually attain more abundantly for themselves.’’
He challenged everyone to be part of the change they want to see in the world by joining the platform to help provide trainings, partner and donate to reach more people in need.
On his part, Vice President of the body, Kunle Egbedun, explained that poverty is a global disease and not only synonymous to Africa alone, hence the need to design and build a global platform to cater for everyone from any part of the world to access skills and escape it.
“Our initiative is a disruptive social development tool that builds systems where multiple opportunities are created and people are adequately trained to utilise them to earn decent living and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their communities,” he said.
Kunle reiterated that SkillDrive is opened to partnering with great organisations that value human dignity and exceptional professionals, who are passionate about helping others to make the body a vibrant platform where ideas, skills, knowledge and experiences can be shared and human capabilities are developed in the individual’s specific areas of interests, utilising innovative techniques and digital tools.
The Chief Financial Officer of the group, Mohammed Gobir, assured of accountability and transparency while also calling for more partnership, donation and volunteers.
“We will be having a loaded 2021 as we plan to strengthen partnership with local and international partners to ensure that we reach as many indigent people as possible all over the world and create more jobs and opportunities.
“Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and rising criminality among underprivileged people.
“Our programmes include theoretical and practical aspects aimed at equipping youths with the right skill set to earn a living from their choice of endeavours,” Gobir said.
SkillDrive partnered with tech giants like Microsoft, Google, CompTIA, and seek for more organisations and individuals to join them. People can apply on their website www.skilldrive.org for partnership and different skill courses. These trainings will be delivered in-class at different study centers globally and also online for those who prefer virtual.