LearnFactory Nigeria started out life as an idea, a burning passion to make a difference in the lives of youth in Nigeria, but especially in the SouthEast. As part of our commitment to youth and their development in technology, we created several initiatives such as the Teens-in-Tech, Women-In-Code, D’Privileged and Teach-the-Teachers.
Women-In-Code stands out in particular because of its vision of “Empowering more women with the skills to work in the technology industry”. In line with this vision, on February 18th 2015, we commenced an inaugural class of our BootCamp as a case-study to measure the impact and effectiveness of our curriculum in the contemporary Nigeria academic system. Amongst the students of this class are 2 ladies on full scholarship from LearnFactory Nigeria under the Women-In-Code initiative: Ezinne Justina Anodo, a 19-year old Secondary School leaver from Abia State with little prior knowledge of computers and Onyinyechi Ogbuchi, a 23-year old from Delta State, a 2014 graduate of Delta State University. To further our commitment to the development of our women through the Women-In-Code initiative, we offered employment in our establishment to these 2 ladies, retaining them as interns; this would give them an avenue to apply what skills they are learning productively.
In choosing two ladies with diverse backgrounds and experiences, we hope to prove the difference our BootCamp can make in the lives of the average Nigeria. Secondly, we are using it as a learning experience to better refine our curriculum to make the most impact and speed up the learning outcomes of our students.
As an added bonus, we have recently reached a partnership with Startup52, an entrepreneurship and technology bootcamp located in New York, USA, where graduates of our BootCamp course get automatic admission and a 5% reduction in tuition into their program. All necessary documentation to help recipients facilitate their visa applications will be sent to interested students. For more details, kindly see our website or visit http://www.startup52.com.
We still have 2 more slots for full scholarship from LearnFactory Nigeria for women under the Women-In-Code initiative. So, if you are interested and have a desire to learn technology and have free 8 hours in a day over the next 6 weeks, then do not hesitate to apply.
Applications will close on 12pm Wednesday, January 25th 2015. Go now to our website or call 08140110691, 08037931369 or visit our office at 1 Amaefula Street (Behind MTN Building) Umungasi Aba to apply.
We are looking for partners to help us empower as many youth as we can with cutting-edge 21st Century technology skills using our BootCamp training. To become a partner, kindly see our Benefactors project for more information on how you can help us build a better tomorrow for our youth.
On behalf of the team at LearnFactory, do have a great day.
Chibueze Ukaegbu I.