Ingressive For Good Partners with Coursera, DataCamp and Facebook to Provide Technological Skills to the African Youth
Ingressive For Good (I4G), a non-profit focused on providing tech training for one million African youth, has partnered with DataCamp, Coursera and Facebook to close the skill gaps and provide access to high-quality training to Africans for free.
In light of the economic crises in Africa, Ingressive for Good and DataCamp have partnered to give 1000 licenses to help African youths develop their data skills.
Both organizations share the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality education and data skill development for a more secure future. Inspired by a shared goal to enable worldwide data fluency for individual learners and equip young Africans in need with tech skills to help them impact and contribute to the development of Africa, socially and economically, youths interested in tech will now gain access to specialized DataCamp skill and career learning tracks curated by industry experts to help them grow their data skills and take the next big step towards a tech career.
So far, 750+ Africans have been onboarded on the I4G DataCamp platform and are currently taking courses to improve their data skills. With less than 250 slots left, you too can be one of them. Click here to register.
Ingressive for Good also partnered with Facebook to create a digital skills training program to help African youth leverage digital tools to move their brands and career forward.
The I4G Facebook program covers topics on brand storytelling, community building, advertising, audience discovery, and using digital tools (Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, etc.) to promote yourself and advance in your career.
The online workshops are highly interactive live virtual events, that are fast-paced and hands-on providing the necessary tools and resources to further develop their digital skills.Adaora Ikenze, Facebook's Head of Public Policy for Anglophone West Africa said "At Facebook, we believe in investing in people, technology and training programs, like our Boost with Facebook initiative, aimed at equipping young people and entrepreneurs for a digital age. Digital skills training has become vital in Nigeria as the economy becomes increasingly reliant on digital technologies. Through this partnership with Ingressive, we are delighted to witness hundreds of young Nigerians learn how to launch a business through a Facebook Page, connect with customers via Whatsapp, and tell their stories on Instagram."
In addition, Ingressive for Good partnered with Coursera to offer scholarships to 5000+ African youth in tech as part of its commitment to upskill and increase the earning power of youth in tech. The partnership is part of Coursera’s global roll-out of the Workforce Recovery Initiative, where any state and country can provide citizens with free access to online learning.
This builds solidly on I4G’s goal to train 1 million African youth in tech for free and bridge the tech skills and opportunities gap in Africa. In line with this, Ingressive For Good teamed up with Coursera the world's leading online learning platform. The program aims to develop high-demand skills in areas like personal development, technology, and career development. It includes access to highly sought after professional certificates like the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, designed to train people with no tech background for IT jobs.
So far, almost 2000 African youth have been empowered with digital skills in over eight modules. The training has helped African youth in our network recognize the free apps and digital enablers they can use to promote their businesses. It has allowed them to see another side of social media and understand how to use it to its maximum potential.
For more information, partnership, or donation, contact: Blessing Abeng, Director of Communications, Ingressive for Good on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Ingressive for Good here.