Google to train 20,000 Nigerians in digital skills
Google has announced an ambitious project to elevate Nigeria’s digital landscape. The tech giant is set to impart digital skills to 20,000 Nigerian women and youth, recognizing the immense potential this demographic holds in driving technological advancement.
Beyond just training, Google has also committed a substantial grant of 1.2 billion naira (equivalent to $1.6 million) to bolster the Nigerian government’s mission to forge one million digital jobs. This collaboration is not only a testament to Google’s investment in Africa’s largest economy but also an acknowledgment of the transformative power of digital skills in today’s globalized world.
What is Google Doing in Nigeria?
Google is taking two major steps to empower Nigerians:
- Training: Google plans to educate 20,000 individuals, focusing on women and the youth, enhancing their digital capabilities.
- Financial Support: The company is allocating 1.2 billion naira ($1.6 million) to assist Nigeria in generating numerous internet-based jobs.
Quick Note: Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, talked about this plan with Google people in Abuja. He says they want to give young people jobs that use the internet.
Who is Helping Google?
Google’s Friends in this Plan:
|Group Name||What They Do|
|Google’s Charity Side||They give money for the plan.|
|Data Science Nigeria||They help teach about computers and data.|
|Creative Group for Africa||They help people learn to make cool things with computers.|
What Does Nigeria’s Government Think?
Vice President Shettima remarked, “Google’s plan is just like our idea. We want young people to use the internet for work.” This statement illustrates the alignment between the tech giant’s initiative and the government’s aspirations for the younger generation.
The ultimate goal for both the Nigerian government and Google is to empower the youth, equipping them with skills and opportunities to secure employment via the internet. Such endeavors aim to tap into the vast potential of the digital age, ensuring that young Nigerians aren’t left behind in the global digital economy.
To further bolster this initiative, Nigeria’s banks are joining the mission. Their involvement signifies the magnitude and significance of the project, emphasizing its potential to reshape the nation’s economic landscape.
What Google Says About the Plan
Olumide Balogun from Google in West Africa talks about the plan:
- Giving Money: Google will give money to help the plan.
- Teaching People: Google will teach women and young people about the internet.
- Helping Small Businesses: Google will also help small new businesses grow. This will make more jobs.
Google’s plan is like a big gift to Nigeria. It will help many people learn about the internet and find jobs. With help from friends like Data Science Nigeria, this is a good step for Nigeria’s future. Everyone is waiting to see the good changes.