1,000 young Africans will have access to a scholarship for tech skills training thanks to Binance Charity’s partnership with Utiva
Binance Charity, the philanthropic branch of Binancethe world’s leading provider of cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure has partnered with Utiva, a technology education company in Africa that helps young people learn technology skills. The new partnership aims to train 50,000 young people in the technology and provide scholarships to 1,000 Africans in an intensive one-year training programme.
This educational program will target young Africans between the ages of 18 and 35 from 19 countries and provide them with a platform to acquire technological skills over a period of 12 months. This project is designed to consist of virtual workshops, which will take place every weekend for the next 12 months, where students will learn technical skills and access virtual mentorship.
As part of the project, 1000 young people will also receive the Binance Charity scholarship to learn at Utiva and will be trained in one of the best technological skills.
The collaboration aims to chart a course for economic prosperity for the continent through skills training and access to vast employment opportunities in the technology and web3 sectors.
“We believe that the benefits and vast opportunities of Web3 should be available to everyone. The advancement of technological education and professional training is essential to achieve this. We are proud to partner with Utiva, to engage young people across Africa as we support the continent’s next generation of industry shapers. said Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity.
Launched at Utiva’s office in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, October 20, 2022, the workshop welcomed around 50 young people who will be part of the first cohort of people who will access the fully funded training and sponsorship.
“Africans are talented and hardworking, but most of the time, resource constraints can be a major limiting factor when pursuing a worthy aspiration like moving into technology. We are thrilled that Binance Charity understands Africa’s pain point and has partnered with us at Utiva to help thousands of Africans and break down the barrier to entry for many,” said Eyitayo Ogunmola, CEO of Utiva.
During the kick-off workshop, students participated in a 4-hour training on Blockchain technology and software development. This is the start of a 12 month commitment to the educational program.
This initiative is part of the broader framework Binance Fellowship Program launched earlier this year and now has active projects in Ukraine, South Africa, France and Brazil. The initiative enables the next generation of digital leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and experience without financial barriers.
About Binance Charity
Binance Charity is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Web3 a powerful tool for social change. Its mission is to enable blockchain to become an engine of social transformation by improving financial inclusion through direct crypto donations and making education and training accessible to all. Binance Charity uses its 100% transparent donation platform to build a future where technology is used as a force for good. To date, Binance Charity has supported over 2 million end beneficiaries through various projects. For more information, visit https://www.binance.charity/.
Utiva is a technology workforce development company that helps people learn cutting-edge technology skills and partners with companies to hire top talent and invest in workforce development. With over 40,000 alumni from over 30 cities, 200 faculties and over 500 recruiting partners, Utiva helps global organizations hire top tech talent in various fields such as data science, blockchain technology, management products and software development, among others by leveraging the network of our technology ecosystem. For more information, visit https://utiva.io/