A non-governmental organization (NGO) named Kitian Training Hub has expressed its resolve to inspire young learners to embrace opportunities of Information and Communication Technology for the good of human society.
The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Kitian Training Hub, Mrs. Taiwo Oshunniyi, expressed determination while addressing journalists at the opening of a two-week training workshop for learners between ages eight and 13 at Leadway Victory School, Orogun, Ibadan.
Lamenting the gap in the exposure of young African learners to ICT when compared to their contemporaries in the advanced clime, Oshunniyi said that the urge to intervene became irresistible for her organisation.
She said, “Kitian Training Hub is set up to empower youths and women. The NGO ran a programme last year in collaboration with Unity Bank that touched so many lives. We continually partner with organisations that are youth and women-oriented, so we went on the programme called teens banquet where a lot of secondary school pupils came. That was where the partnership with this school came from.
“The future belongs to the young ones. Whatever we can do to empower them is what we would do. By all means, we are inspired to touch more schools and we are doing this with Oyo Reporters. The fantastic feedback gladdens my heart when I see how enthusiastic these children and their parents are. We would take these to different schools. Once it is in a public space, people will see the partnership.
“We subsidised the training workshop 100 per cent just so that we can introduce them to this programme. It is a continuous programme. So, we intend to make this a long-term partnership and also take it to other schools in Ibadan first, then we would see how it would go.”
Head and Senior Instructor, Leadway Victory School, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Akiyode, said, “We understand that the world is becoming a tech-world and for anybody to excel, technology cannot be taken out of it. So, it’s been on my mind to put the learners through the path of technology by exposing them to it. Our slogan is building a global scholar. When they leave the school, we want them to be able to measure up to their contemporaries all over the world. I went to a youth programme and I met Oshunnuyi, she was talking to young people. Since then, I began to think that as a school, we should be able to partner to help the future of the children.”