Binance Charity, Utiva enrol 1,000 African Youths into Free 1-Year Skill Acquisition Program

Binance Charity enrols 1,000 African Youths into Free 1-Year Skill Training Program
Binance Charity enrols 1,000 African Youths into Free 1-Year Skill Training Program

Binance Charity, the philanthropic arm of Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure provider, in partnership with Utiva, a technology education company in Africa that helps young people learn tech skills, has announced that they have selected the 1,000 Africans who will be taking part in its free 1-year intensive skill training program with the scholarship year kicking off yesterday, 29 January 2023 with a virtual launch.

Binance and Utiva are dedicated to provide digital education to help more Africans explore global career prospects and land positions as tech professionals even as unemployment rates climb throughout the continent.

Young Africans between the ages of 18 and 35 from 19 different nations have been enrolled in this scholarship program, which offers them a platform to gain technological skills over the course of a year. In partnership with Binance Academy, classes have been created for novices that include topics including web development, front-end development, full-stack development, cloud computing, and blockchain modules.

Binance Academy will further support this initiative by providing Web3 crash-course content to students and by offering live and recorded training sessions to Utiva instructors. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an NFT certificate as digital & verifiable proof of having successfully completed the program.

“Today, we’re celebrating the 1000 students selected for full scholarships as part of our Binance Charity Scholar Program. This is our most ambitious education outreach to date in the region and the overwhelming positive response further bolsters Africa as a key hub for emerging tech talent. We’re so excited for these young people, as they embark on an exciting new career journey.” said Helen Hai, VP of Binance and Head of Binance Charity.

Angela Naa Yaboley Okantey, a Ghanaian scholar, said: “I am very excited to have been selected for this scholarship program because it will provide me with financial support and opportunities to pursue my professional goals in the tech space as well as interact with other like-minded individuals. Overall, I believe that this scholarship would be an invaluable investment in my future and enable me to be a part of an industry reshaping the world.”

Renee Ovwigho, a Nigerian scholar, said: “I am thrilled about this opportunity because it would push me toward a successful career in Data Analysis. With many industries adopting blockchain technology recently, this would enable me to learn and provide me with the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to society.”

Miracle C. Amakom, a Cameroonian scholar, said: “As an engineering student, I’ve been on the lookout for reputable programs to get great training and professional development and I am super excited to be a part of this. Looking forward to my journey of becoming a full stack developer as this has always been my passion.”

The programme includes students across Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya and more. The collaboration aims to build a path for economic prosperity for the continent through skill training and access to vast job opportunities in the technology and Web3 sectors.

This project is part of the wider Binance Charity Scholar Program, enabling the next generation of digital leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and experience without financial barriers. Applications to study as part of this program have surpassed 80,000 worldwide since June last year.


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