The United Nations Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria and Access Bank are jointly sponsoring 50 young ladies on a special digital training on web application development.
The project, “Code for Impact Initiative” is an experiential learning programme that builds digital literacy, especially coding and analytical skills in females aged 18 – 30 years to create community impact solutions around the newly launched sustainable development goals.
Omobolanle Victor Laniyan, Head of Sustainability Corporate Communications of Access Bank, said the bank is committed to economic empowerment of females to reduce cases of trafficking, sex trade and exploitation of ladies.
Code for Impact Initiative training will equip participants with skills in developing web applications, mobile applications, games applications and utilization of micro-electronic platforms.
The 12-weekstraining, which is in technical partnership with Hacey Health Initiatives, a non-governmental organization, is scheduled to start on April 2 in Lagos.
The 50 participants, selected from a pool of 1,518 applicants, would be grouped in clusters of 10 with 5 girls in each group. Each group will be assigned tutors and mentor developers who will help guide the beneficiaries on their projects, according to organsiers.