Binance Charity Selects 1000 Africans For Tech Scholarship
Binance Charity, in partnership with Utiva (A technology education company in Africa) which helps young people learn tech skills, has announced their selection of 1000 Africans to take part in a one-year intensive skills training program.
According to a statement from Binance Charity, this scholarship program has enrolled young Africans between the ages of 18 to 35 from 19 countries, providing them with a platform to learn technical skills for a 12-month duration.
“Classes have been designed for beginners in collaboration with Binance Academy and include skills such as web development, front-end development, full-stack development, cloud computing, and blockchain modules”.
Binance sources further say; their academy will support this initiative by providing Web3 crash-course content to students and by offering life and recorded training sessions to Utiva instructors. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded certificates as digital and verifiable proof of having completed the program, according to Binance sources.
“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 overwhelmingly positive response further bolsters Africa as a key hub for emerging tech talent, said Helen Hai, Vice President of Binance and Head of Binance Charity.
Angela Naa Yaboley Okantey, a Ghanaian scholar, is among the selected students to benefit from the scholarship program.
“I am happy and excited 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”, she said.
Renee Ovwigho, a Nigerian scholar was also thrilled about this opportunity. She said the program will help her push 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,” she said.
The program attracted students across Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Rwanda, and Kenya among others. 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”, adds the Binance source.