I concluded my secondary school education in 2014 after which I had been at home; I started teaching at a primary school nearby until I was capable of starting a coaching centre of my own. Bolarinwa Adams, a friend of mine and also an alumnus (2016B class) told me about the #LIFE program and I decided to try it out.
I had computer appreciation skills before the program; as I normally visited cybercafés to surf the net, watch videos and play online games but I have learnt new skills over this past ten (10) weeks. I learnt about Microsoft Office packages, Graphics designing (Adobe Photoshop), Web Designing (HTML, CSS, and JAVA). All these were not on my to-do or to-learn list before the program but I am glad I am now more proficient in computer usage.
The ICT aspect of the training improved and made me more technologically aware, the entrepreneurship classes have helped me develop a business mindset and possibilities of making it within the business environment. The LIFE skills classes helped a lot in my interpersonal relations and expression.
I had an exciting experience recently when I had the opportunity to teach one of my friends who studied computer science in school how to design a proper website, as he said he only knew the theoretical aspect but needed to learn the practical aspect. I am so happy to have this new knowledge flowing through me; I almost feel I can do anything.
I plan to volunteer in the technical department of my church after the training while I wait to gain admission into a higher institution of learning. I will also like to work with an IT firm so that I can have more professional experience. I look forward to volunteering in training younger ones on computer usage and adaptability. Thanks to Paradigm Initiative for adding more value to my life.