83 applicants picked up forms for the third session of training in 2015. 40 of the applicants were selected to be part of the #AjegunleLIFE 2015c training program after 3 days of rigorous interviews.
Out of the 88 applicants’ who picked the L.I.F.E. training program forms in Aba, only 70 successful applicants were selected to be part of the #AbaLIFE 2015c training program. PIN Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan was at the Aba Innovation Centre (ABIC) for the parents’ and students’ orientation exercise on July 29th, 2015. AbaLIFE Volunteers Appreciation event also held same day with the Executive Director. The L.I.F.E 2015c training program will run from Monday 3rd August – Friday 18th September 2015.
Following intensive baseline studies across seven (7) North – Western state of Nigeria, Kano state was recommended to host the training. LIFE training program is expanding to Dakata Kawaji, Kano state, and training will commence October 12, 2015. We are excited about #DakataLIFE!
PIN continued to conduct training for people in order to complete jobs and earn online. A special Elance class with Femi Bayode was organized to help the trainees understand how to develop great online profiles Which can greatly improve their chances of securing jobs from prospective clients. 18 people attended the Customer Service Skills training while 30 people attended the Writing and Translation Skills.
The #DigitalJobs team was present at the Tech + 2015 event that held at Eko Hotels and Suites from 24th -25th July 2015 to introduce participants to the concept of online work. Questions were answered and participants were given flyers and stickers for more information about online work. A total of 183 people visited the #DigitalJobs stand, and also subscribed to get updates on the project.
PIN introduced the ‘#Elance1000 give-away;’ a platform that encouraging young people to sign up and also sign up others for online work. on bit.ly/elancedja. PIN will give out N1,000 to every individual that introduces 5 people newly to #DigitalJobs. The July #DigitalJobs contest featured all those who have been working on Elance from November 2014 till date. Detailed stories of each participant’s journey on online work and the number of jobs completed were submitted, and winners were selected. Out of 6 stories submitted, Oluwaseun Malomo, Elijah Otor, and Gbenga Adebiyi emerged in the first three places respectively. They were rewarded with a brand new laptop, Samsung galaxy tab and Microsoft Lumia respectively.
PIN’s Executive Director ‘Gbenga Sesan and the ICT Policy Manager, Adegoke Adeboye were at the Public Inquiry event on The Draft Lawful Interception of Communications Regulations organized by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in Abuja on Tuesday 7th July, 2015.
The ICT Policy office was also represented at the 2015 edition of The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF). The Theme of the forum was “Harnessing the Potentials of Internet Governance for Sustainable Development in Nigeria”, and it was preceded by a Youth Workshop which was themed “Internet of Everything & Your Business Opportunity”. PIN’s Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan made a presentation at the plenary on Internet and Human Rights, where he highlighted the importance of the online rights of citizens against the backdrop of policies/laws that are being considered in order to address security/terrorism concerns.
Adeboye Adegoke also joined PIN within the month as ICT Policy Manager.
OAU students on the TENT@School are nearing the final lap in their academic courses. As part of PIN’s commitment to secure them internship opportunities in line with their technology projects, many of them are currently going through the interview process with the organizations of their choice. The internship kicks off in October 2015. PIN is committed to facilitating internship placements for 13 OAU students who have been working on TENT@School since their first year in school.
PIN in conjunction with Codify Naija has kicked off a Code Camp in Kano State. The Code Camp will run for a period of 3 weeks beginning from July 27th with a focus on teaching bright secondary school students programming languages and how to code. Out of the 32 students who registered to participate, only 22 were qualified and 16 are currently undergoing training at Code Camp. The expected end date for the Code Camp is August 14th, 2015.
The second TENT Workshop for the year will hold at University of Uyo (UNIUYO) from Thursday 14th – Friday 15th August 2015. Speakers are Editi Effiong, CEO- Anakle; Aniedi Udo-Obong- General Country Manager at Afrocabs and PIN Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan.