Computer literacy had always been a major challenge for Glory Adigwe Kelechi, until AmbYoung Anyanwu told her about the Paradigm Initiative LIFE program. This is Glory’s account of her computer literacy story.
I met Amb Young at a café where he told me about the program. He also told me about several other Ajegunle based youth he had referred to the program before me. He informed me about the achievements and track records Paradigm Initiative holds in training countless number of people in Ajegunle at a cost next to nothing.
I was amazed when I heard all this; I never believed such an organization existed within the Ajegunle community. I signed up for the program and believe me, it has been a great thing of joy being part of the Ajegunle Life training. Before I joined the program, I was doing some home tutoring activities around Ajegunle, while I searched for jobs.
During the course of the training, I learnt how to use Microsoft office tools and also how to prepare well-articulated business plans. As earlier mentioned, I had no prior knowledge of computer appreciation/application, or how to prepare a business plan. I learnt all of this within the space of 10 weeks, as a part of the 2016D class.
The program helped me in the area of interpersonal relationship and also assisted me in overcoming the gender restrictions embedded in our society. I currently work with Custodian Life Assurance as a marketer.
My short term goals include getting a positive response for the scholarship application I made to further my studies in a tertiary institution. On the issue of futuristic projections, I would like to establish a school, where education can be based on individual perspectives.