According to the World Economic Forum (The Future of Jobs 2016), Youth are Africa’s greatest asset, however this asset remains untapped due to high unemployment. In additional, Africa's youth population will more than double to over 830 million by 2050. If this young population are to become the thinkers, makers and doers of tomorrow, they hence need to be equiped with complex problem-solving skilss which fundamentally include ICT literacy ... Greenlight Business Support is thus bridging this gap between latent talent & good ICT skills. Since 2017, we have actively being going where no one has gone before to impact needed ICT skills to under represented demographics in Nigeria and soon Africa.
The most important aspect of computer science is problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts. Because computers solve problems to serve people, there is a significant human side to computer science as well.
The main skill is learning how to think about process. Computer Science at its core is largely about the formalization of process. This way of thinking has caused massive changes in areas like operations research, economics, and even mathematics: the discipline from which computer science emerged. The key insight is that learning computer science will teach you how to present thoughts, ideas or instructions using structure as a tool to avoid ambiguity. This sounds simple, but it's valuable, try and remember the last time you dealt with ambiguous instructions and how much time you wasted because of that lack of clarity. Computer science helps one learn to organize thoughts to avoid ambiguity; this also helps recognize ambiguities to clarify them.
Also, beyond computer science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields. Initiatives have been established to increase the roles of women and minorities in STEM-related fields. STEM education breaks the traditional gender roles. In order to compete in a global economy, STEM education and careers must be a national priority. Each and every decision made uses an aspect of STEM to understand the implications.
ICT literacy will also be a growing part of the core skills requirements for many industries, unfortunately, more than 70% of Africans still lack access to internet and digital infrastructures. There has been an uptick in digital talent acceleration but there is more work to be done at scale. Hence our "Train the trainers" program aims to better equip experienced technical and soft skills facilitators with the right content, resources, tools and mode of delivery that will resonate effectively with the target audience and achieve the required results. We have partnered with the top companies to train carefully selected facilitators in advanced computational thinking, soft skills, software development, business development, financial accounting, entrepreneurship training and communication skills. The trainers will be exposed to the best tools which will help them become more efficient and make it easier to train the beneficiaries at scale.
University Of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN),
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU),
North Central Nigeria.
Covenant University, Ota (CU),
South West Nigeria.
Gombe State University, Gombe (GSU),
North West, Nigeria.
|Subject Area||Learner Level|
|Digital Literacy Academy Literacy||Beginner|
|Microsoft Word Core||Intermediate|
|Microsoft Power Point Core||Intermediate|
|Microsoft Excel Core||Intermediate|
|Computer Science for Everyone workshop ( Hour of Code)||Beginner|
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