Public-Private digital skills initiatives to train Rwanda’s youth

Following the kick-off of Africa Code Week 2016, SAP announced the conclusion of two initiatives in Rwanda targeting youth ICT skills development. Taking into consideration the potential benefits of increasing ICT participation within the region, the two projects combined public and private resources to provide youth with opportunities to gain digital skills and better future employment opportunities.

The first project was Africa Code Week Women in Tech Community, where game changers in ICT education for women were gathered to promote their relevance as role models and mentors for girls in their communities. Some of the partners that participated in this initiative were KLab, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Girls in ICT Rwanda, among others.

The second project was the Social Sabbatical where members from GlaxoSmithKline and SAP employees formed teams to tackle business challenges for entrepreneurial and educational organizations. In the field of education, the group supported the Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development through ICT and business skills training for 8,000 young individuals.

 

Additional Sources: News Ghana