Social entrepreneur Thione Niang launched the Give1Project Digital Skills Academy in MBour on Sunday 27 June 2021. In this academy, young people will be intensively trained in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Coding, Deep Learning, Data Science and crypto. These are the major challenges of the future for our continent and to which we will prepare our young people to become essential talents in these fields.
“The creation of this academy was born out of the ambition to train African youth in digital and technology professions. Let us not wait to create the world we will need tomorrow. This is a model created by Africans and for Africans. It’s up to us to build!” explained President Thione Niang.
Admission to the Academy is based on a rigorous selection competition conducted by us. The students admitted will receive a scholarship, will be fed and accommodated during their course. The training is therefore totally free for the students admitted to the program, in addition, the program lasts 4 months alternating theoretical and practical sessions allowing the students to be constantly tested and to validate their acquired. We collaborate on certain learning blocks with international partners in order to be able to offer our students various and varied certifications allowing them access and competitiveness in the labour market in a global way.
The academy also offers introductory seminar days for those wishing to learn more about specific topics of their choice.
Our goal is to be able to revisit traditional societal and economic models through the learning of technology and its tools, thus contributing to the creation of new jobs for Senegalese youth on a broader African scale. But also to develop for these young people opportunities linked in particular to the potential of outsourcing that can be used to supplement the demand coming from companies or third-party entrepreneurs, whether local, national or international.