Paradigm Initiative continues to train underserved Nigerian youth for jobs in the tech industry
The Paradigm Initiative has trained close to 1,000 Nigerian youths in technology skills, financial readiness and entrepreneurship since 2007. The organization mainly focuses on providing underprivileged secondary school leavers from three suburbs in Lagos state with life and technology skills that enable them to become employable or continue their education in the future.
According to information from the Initiative, in 2017 around 60 of 248 trainees were employed, 48 became self-employed, two obtained an internship and others decided to advance their studies. The training taught students skills that could help them make money legitimately through tasks such as web and graphic design. As explained by Mrs. Tope Ogundipe, Director of Programs at Paradigm Initiative, digital inclusion enables students to use Internet to improve their work opportunities anywhere in the world, refraining them from engaging in other illicit activities such as cybercrime.
Source: Nigeria News