500 youths were trained by professionals on developing software mobile application for five days in 2012. This training program offered attendees practical, technical and entrepreneurship skills necessary for jobs and job creation in the emerging ICT driven market. Attendees were grouped in teams of five individuals per group. A software application business hackathon was organised and five ideas were selected for funding at the end of the five-day training.
The Jim Ovia Foundation has during a week long ICT youth empowerment programme it organised in partnership with Google, IBM, Visafone, Microsoft and TLC Solutions announced a grant to the tune of N50 million for 10 most successful young Nigerians after the training held in Lagos last week.
More than 350 young people who are students of tertiary institutions of learning and young graduates participated in the programme.