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Abuja, April 17, 2019 Working to Advance Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

education in African Women (WAAW), an international NGO, says it has concluded arrangements to train some youths

in Lagos and Abuja with skills for digitally enabled businesses.

The group’s Executive Director, Mrs Tolulope Adeyemo, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

She stated that the training boot camp programme would last for four weeks.

Adeyemo noted that the training for Abuja participants would take place in June, while same would take place

in Lagos in May.

She explained that the Lagos training, spread up until the end of the year, would hold from May 20 till June 14, July 1

till July 26, Sept. 2-Sept. 27, Oct. 7 till Oct. 31 and Nov. 4 until Nov. 29.

She also said that the boot camp in Abuja would hold from June 3 till June 28, Sept 2-Sept. 27, Oct. 14 till Nov. 8 and

Nov. 18 up until Dec. 13.

She added that the trainings were fully funded and supported by Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, a grant

making non-profit organisation and Access Bank.

According to her, the programme will be implemented through the foundation’s “She Hacks Africa” project, a programme

designated for Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills training.

She stated that “the coding boot camp will focus on capacity building on essential skills, knowledge, strategies and

tools to build digitally enabled businesses.’’

Adeyemo said that participants at the programme would be given an opportunity to pitch the business ideas they had

and would also stand the chance to win start-up grants, among other benefits.

She added that the programme would involve interactive, project-based and hands-on practical learning sessions.

“With our commitment to building the capacity of young African youths and women in technology, innovation and

entrepreneurship, the curriculum will cover critical areas for successful new tech business,’’ Adeyemo said.

According to her, the curriculum will include Web and Mobile App Development, Bootstrap, JavaScript and JQuery,

Word press, GitHub, Node.JS, Ionic Framework for Mobile App Development, Web Hosting, among others.

would close one week before the commencement of each training session.

She noted that applicants must be 18 years, youths from Africa, should be completing or have completed tertiary education,

strong academic background and prior experience on coding or a degree in STEM.