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Opportunity for young Africans a NGO plans to train one million tech talents

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With high levels of unemployment and vulnerable employment on the rise, the world of work in Africa is still facing tremendous challenges in terms of job creation and sustainability.

In line with its resolve to help lower the unemployment rate in Africa, Ingressive for Good (I4G), a nonprofit organistaion, has announced plans to empower African youth with micro-scholarships, technical training, and talent placement.

The goal is to create and increase the earning power of African youth through tech training and resources.

Record shows that Africa has the largest youth population, which creates a large growth opportunity. This opportunity is, however, stifled by poverty and unemployment. With COVID-19 pandemic, hard economic times, job losses, foreclosures, and fear for the future put tremendous stress on lots of African youth.

The emerging digital/tech ecosystem is particularly crucial as a multiplier of growth because access to technology enhances consumer information, networking, job-creating resources, and even financial inclusion.

This year, the organisation launched a not for profit project to address the glaring inequities that exist within African tech ecosystems “We believe it is our responsibility to empower, inspire, educate, and connect the next generation of African tech talents in need of opportunities, through education and the power of work. More specifically, our core programs include – micro-scholarships, technical training, talent placement, and community: I4G circles, where we provide resources to empower them,” Blessing Abeng, Director of Communications said.

Interested participants can register on the organisation’s to be part of the I4G network and also access opportunities like the micro-scholarship, technical training and access growth resources on www.ingressive.org

According to Sean Burrowes, COO and Co-Founder of Ingressive for Good, “The three core goals of Ingressive For Good are to create 5,000 jobs through partnerships, connect 1,000,000 African youth to technical skills training and award partial scholarships to qualified individuals studying computer science courses. This is in line with our overarching mission to leverage need-based resources, learning, and the power of work to empower African youths in tech.”

“We are ecosystem architects, and this is the next phase of building the pipeline for Africa to the world,” Maya Horgan-Famodu, Co-Founder and Board Member, said.


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