AboCoders, an initiative of Aspilos Foundation, which has been running in Northern Nigeria since October 2015 empowering young women from low income families with digital skills has opened up their 3rd academy in the country and it is domiciled in the Ogun Tech Hub, Abeokuta. Since inception, project has trained over 360 young women across Minna, Kaduna and Abuja.
The academy is open to young women between the ages of 16 and 35 who are interested in becoming web developers or data scientists.
Every year, the academy will admit two cohorts of at least 50 trainees each with each cohort staying in session for 4 months. At the end of the 4 months, successful graduates will receive mentoring and internship opportunities.
The Ogun State government is working to improve the adoption of technology in the state and to make the state a driver and repository of technology and innovation. Not only is the government particular about technology, it is also particular about capacity building for the women of Ogun state. This is why the government is supporting initiatives like AboCoders and working to make the Ogun Tech Hub a robust and functional tech ecosystem.
The screening for the 50 trainees to make up the first cohort of AboCoders in Abeokuta is ongoing and will last till January 31st, 2020. The training proper is billed to start on February 3, 2020. Interested candidates are invited to visit the Ogun Tech Hub along Kobape Road to sit for the screening. For more information, the AboCoders team can be reached at 09049978757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.