135

Youth Trained

80

Percent Employed

2

Years Active

About Edobits

EdoBits ICT Academy was set up in 2018 to address challenges and difficulties faced by youths in Edo State and the country at large, such as unemployment and wrong use of ICT in the state.

In trying to cub these challenges, EdoBits ICT Academy is leveraging on technology skills, with emphasis on motion graphics, graphic designs, web design and development.

Youths from the slum, from less privilege families, with little or no alternative on how to further their education, are selected from communities within Edo State. We train, feed and connect them to good jobs or make then entrepreneurs and employers of labor themselves with one year.

EdoBits ICT Academy was setup in Edo State, as an Oxfam project under WorkinProgressAlliance, with the help of the Edo State Government, through Edoiobs, in collaboration with WeAreBits (Egypt), Butterfly Works (Nederland), Poise Nigeria and Ekobits (Nigeria).

Selection Criteria

Male and Female
15 - 30 Years Old
SSCE Holder Only
Resident in Edo State

Our Courses

Course 1

Getting Started
This is the introductory phase. The participants are introduced to ICT and graphic designs

Course 2

Digital Garage
In this course, the students learn advanced graphic design and basic web development

Course 3

Media Lab
Specialization stage. The students decide which track they would specialize in.

Student Selection

We select students on the basis of commitment and motivation and offer them demand aligned training in creative technologies, entrepreneurship and life skills, leading youth to income-generating opportunities. Our local partners are vital for the implementation of the project. They provide a solid governance structure with management, advisory boards, selection of capable trainers in the ICT field, selection of the youth. Their local network and partnerships with local CBO’s are crucial for the selection of youth from underprivileged areas.

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