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YouthMobile Nigeria Phase 2 Graduation Highlights

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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.

Honourable Minister of FCT: Muhammed Bello

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.

Abdullahi Suleiman – Beneficiary from Mobile App Class

At the Graduation ceremony, beneficiaries shared testimonies of how the program had changed their lives; they also displayed Mobile Apps that solve local issues.

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