The Computer Village Hub (Cvhub) on Saturday said it was contributing to the enhancement of digital economy through free training of youths on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Mr Austin Agbakor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cvhub, spoke with journalists in Lagos on the sideline of the grand finale of the training of 17 students, aged 10 -16, on graphics and web design, corel draw, scratch among others.
Cvhub had commenced a free four-week Bootcamp on Aug. 16, 2021 in collaboration with David Oluwasegun Foundation.
Agbakor said that the training of the students would have a multiplier effect in advancing digital economy in the country because the children would be developing local content of global standard.
According to him, some of the trained kids are already developing games, website and graphics which if promoted, will make them entrepreneurs especially in an advanced society.
“We believe in catching them young and made the selection open for any child who had interest and passion for ICT but limited in reaching out .
“This grand finale of the boot camp is a call to all who have children passionate about ICT to bring them to Cvhub as there is that capacity to train and feed them.
“We have some of the children who have been here for the first edition of the boot camp.
“They are our ambassadors who would reach out to the world and enhance the economy through their works because some them have developed up to 12 games,” he said.
He, however, called for partnership and collaboration from government and private organisations to join hands with Cvhub to promote digital economy in the country.
A participant, Master Chukwufumnaya Ashinze, 14, said that the training had exposed him to advance digital learning.
He said that the training had improved his digital learning and that advanced digital learning as tech was taking over globally.
Also Miss Nkechi Agbakor, 15 years, said the training had improved her digital skills and encouraged her to take up Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) as a course.
She said that this was her second time being at the training and with the knowledge acquired , she will impact other children passionate about ICT.
Cvhub had in 2018 targeted the training of 100,000 people by 2025 on ICT.
The first edition of the boot camp was in 2019 but was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.