A group of youths in Badagry Community, Lagos State, New Badagry Forum (NBF) is set to train 60 youths in the community as part of their vision for leadership, grassroots impacts and advocacy.
This was made known at the executive meeting of the forum on the 25th of this month, where the Chairman, Prince Olu Kosoko disclosed that the group intends to train 60 youths on digital training, free of charge, and it will be launched on 1st October, 2020 to commemorate Nigeria 60th Independence Anniversary.
According to Kosoko, “The purpose of the forum is to have a new Badagry with a paradigm shift from the conventional approach to issues, tapping into both local and international opportunities, building human capital and promoting the image of Badagry through appropriate branding.”
The training which is tagged ‘ Badagry Digital Independence Project’ is for youths between the age of 15 to 30 years and will serve as a platform to stimulate the interest and passion of the teenagers and youths in the emerging STEM-based and ICT-driven economy.
The training is proposed to be a 3 weeks intensive training programme which will equip the beneficiaries with high end digital and programming skills for developing creative animations, games and solutions in a stimulating and exciting environment.
Organizers say that top ten committed participants, will be given the opportunity to intern for 3-months in reputable organisations.