PIN trains community youths on Google Web




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Paradigm Initiative NigeriaParadigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities, recently delivered Google Web to some community youths with the aim connecting the to ICT enabled opportunities that will position them for better means livelihood. The which is part the organisation’s ‘Ajegunle.org’ initiative held from 9th to 27th June, 2014. Through the , the participants have acquired a competitive advantage in the job market because the Google Web Academy offers skills and certification that are market driven. youthsSixteen out of the 36 registered participants qualified for the , and were trained products like Google search, YouTube, Google plus, Google email, Google docs, spreadsheet, presentation, form, chrome, safety, Google maps, Earth and Map making. The ICT classes focused Microsoft packages, design tools & the and at the end of the first week of the training, many of the students were already using computers proficiently. [eap_ad_2] “Before I came in for Ajegunle.org’s capacity building programme, I had big dreams but I was inspired my own,” said John-beloved Agwanzenini while narrating his experience at the Ajegunle Innovation Centre. “People around considered me a failure because I had been at for over four years after high school, literally wasting, but in just eight weeks, I am certain that I have made for those wasted years,” he added.

The entrepreneurship stream was facilitated by industry expert including Ademola Adeoye, Director of World Class Impact, Ronald Nzimora, Director of Profit Marketing Systems Limited, David Ekugum of SESEWA Services and Bola Akeju of Wecyclers. The skill sessions were taken by Mrs. Oluwaseyifunmi Walter and Rev. Yomi Olufiade. The students were trained on marketing, finance, risk management, staffing, social impact, customer relations and plan writing.

At the end of the training, participants had two weeks of practice and mapping of specific locations using Google Map maker. Preparations are ongoing for the 2014 Class C session, to start from 11 August to 26 September 2014.[eap_ad_3]