Technology, as we know, is not the end but a justifiable, viable means to the end. The YouthMobile Project was initiated as a platform for underprivileged and underserved young people to have access to the technology they would otherwise have found almost inaccessible in order for technology to serve as a catalyst to solving local problems.
The UNESCO YouthMobile Initiative builds on the experience of many worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem-solving (coding-to-learn). Reaching out to the youth within the FCT. The training provides opportunities for first-hand ICT training, equipping them with skills to develop mobile apps, design a basic website, repair computer system and build in them entrepreneurship experience.
The #YouthMobile Initiative started in 2017 and has empowered over 1000 beneficiaries in networking hardware, software and entrepreneur skills.
On Monday the 6th of May, 2019, the UNESCO-FCTA YouthMobile Project Nigeria Phase 2 came to a remarkable end.
In attendance were the Honourable Minister of FCT: Muhammed Bello; Regional Director UNESCO W/A: Yao Ydo; Country Rep UNODC: Oliver Stoke, and other dignitaries.
The Honourable Minister of FCT applauded and encouraged the students to do so much more with the knowledge and skills they have gained for the good of #Nigeria and the rest of the world.
The beneficiaries of the Project in Nigeria, in response to the initiative, have in a space of 2 months created technologically inclined solutions to problems that plague our society, such as infant mortality, drug abuse, unemployment, gender inequality.
At the Graduation ceremony, beneficiaries shared testimonies of how the program had changed their lives; they also displayed Mobile Apps that solve local issues.