Bournvita tech boot camp initiative debuts
Cadbury Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Mondelez International, has unveiled outstanding participants of the yearly Tech Boot Camp since inception at a media parley held in Lagos last week.
Bournvita said it has trained over 1,200 children since the inception of the boot camp in 2019 in line with its social mission of improving literacy by preparing kids to lead with digital skills. The initiative is said to be consistent with the brand’s efforts in collaborating with parents to help their children pursue their dreams.
One of the highlights at the event was the presentation of gift items to participants of previous and current editions of the Tech Boot Camp that had taken a step further to develop platforms that are useful in their everyday lives – Damilare Akinwoya from the 2019 edition; David Ibekwe, from the 2020 edition; Jemimah Emoedume, from the 2021 edition and Ovie Luther-Abegunde from the 2022 edition
Addressing guests at the event, the Managing Director, Cadbury West Africa, Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye, said: “The relevance of STEM in today’s world cannot be overestimated. Technology, as you know, has become a key driver for the fourth industrial revolution sweeping across the world.”
We want to encourage our children to learn the skills needed to be relevant in this modern technological era while they are still young. Our curriculum is intensive enough to meet real life needs and many of our graduates have proceeded to build problem-solving robots, drones, and apps. Some have even won tech competitions in Nigeria and beyond.”
Since its inception, the boot camp has provided a platform for Nigerian students, between ages 9 and 16, to study and develop skills in areas like artificial intelligence, gaming, robotics, and coding, among others, as they fulfil their STEM aspirations.