SAP Plans to Train and Equip 150,000 African Youth with Digital Skills

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Earlier this year, Google announced plans to train over 1 Million African youth with digital skills over the next one year. The project launched in collaboration with  Livity Africa and was to run under two brands,  Digify Bytes to offer digital skills to young people looking to develop a digital career and Digify Pro, a 3-month immersion program for digital specialists. Google also launched an online portal, digifyafrica.com that consists of a wide range of digital skills tutorials and courses available to anyone in the African continent and which was  optimized to limit the amount of data consumption by users.

Enterprise software company SAP has also unveiled a similar plan, with plans to train over 150,000 youth in 30 African countries with digital literacy skills as well as job-relevant digital skills, over the next one year.  This will take place through the Africa code Week between 8 years and 24 years. This years code week will take place between October 15-23rd.  Students will learn basics of coding , languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL through thousands of free coding workshops and online trainings.  The initiative was launched in 2015, with the goal of training 20,000 young people across 17 African countries. That goal was surpassed with an impressive 89,000 youth introduced to coding by 1,500 trained trainers across 17 countries in 10 days.

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