Studies indicate that tremendous benefits of early intervention in education in the success outcomes of our youths in school graduation rates, labour market outcomes, social welfare, and crime. The Read-Up program is an early intervention program aimed at promoting the tools and opportunities to empower the future of tomorrow. The objective is to assist marginalized youths between the ages of 6-10 years to become familiarized with the digital-age in a global environment by bridging the digital divide through ICT. Computers and technological literacy are an essential tool for education, business and communication in today’s world. Those without access ICT often lack opportunity and are therefore marginalized. With Read-Up, the digital divide is brought closer by providing training and access to these youths.
Our more advanced program is the Code-Up twelve week immersive coding and app development boot-camp aimed at providing rigorous technology-based entrepreneurial development and leadership training aspiring developers. The aim is to identify Nigeria’s most promising information technology talents and empower them with the skills and leadership training through our partner organizations to enable them to succeed. The goal will be to impart knowledge, skills, mentorship, and experiences that enables these youths to acquire and create technological jobs in this new digital age.
Our twelve week boot-camp program offers two tracks. Track 1 will targets youths between the ages of 11-18 who are selected from a consortium of select partnering schools while Track 2 will be selected finalists of the Jim Ovia ICT Entrepreneurs Program. Participants proceed on with ICT skills that will facilitate and position them to access the tech economy.