Ajegunle.org is an initiative of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), which connects young people with ICT enabled opportunities to create better livelihoods through its ICT, Entrepreneurship and Life skill training.
The project now reaches more young people in the community running morning and evening classes – about 40 students every cycle. The ICT classes for the 2014 C session focused on Microsoft Office Packages, design tools & the internet. An highlight of the ICT Training was the research the students had to carry out for their PowerPoint presentation class. Many of them admitted that it was the most challenging educational assignment they had ever done because they had to research, write creatively, work within a team and make presentations to their classmates, trainers and PIN staff.
The Entrepreneurship classes commenced with the Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and it was facilitated by industry experts. The students were trained on Marketing, Finance, Managing Risks, Staffing, Social Impact, Customer relations and Writing Business Plans.
Ademola Adeoye, MD Worldclassimpact, Ronald Nzimora, MD Profit Marketing Systems Limited (PMSL), David Ekugum of SESEWA support services and Bola Akeju of Wecyclers were among the facilitators for the 2014 C session . Life skill sessions were taken by Mrs. Oluwaseyifunmi Walter and Rev. Yomi Olufiade.
“Before I came in for Ajegunle.org Capacity Building Program, I had big dreams but I was not inspired on my own,” says John-beloved Agwanzenini of his experience at the Ajegunle Innovation Centre (AJIC).
Preparations are ongoing for the 2014 Class C session which commences on the 11th August – 26th September 2014. We look forward to touching the lives of 40 more young Nigerians.
The Google Web Training at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria gives the youth of the community great advantage in the job market as Google Web Academy offers such skills and certification that are market driven. 16 out of the 36 registered participants qualified for the training. They were trained on Google products like Google search, YouTube, Google Plus, Google email, Google Docs, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Form, Chrome, Internet Safety, Google Maps ,Earth and Map Making. The training lasted three weeks; from 9th June to 27th June. At the end of the training, participants had some two weeks of practice and mapping of specific locations using Google Map maker.