While young people around the world are investing time and resources into technology entrepreneurship and social advancement, graduates in Africa are increasingly looking unto political leaders for jobs and economic empowerment. This dependency brings with it many challenges, not least of which is ensuring that the economic reliance is achieved or sustainable.
S(HE) HACKS Africa (SHA) a vision for the future of Nigeria’s economy through technology engagement for entrepreneurship purpose. The SHA is kin on providing a balance between social and economic objectives of technology. SHA is a coding boot camp. This coding boot camp is a four weeks intensive training program developed to translate participants into job-ready professionals within a short period of time. SHA has been in existence and has gained a considerable interest both in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.
Young prospective entrepreneurs, business owners and students understudying science and computer science courses in the university are trained with practical lesson kits to simulate the business world and enable them establish technology business for rapid economic sustainability after the training. The training covers everything from web development to mobile app coding. To make the coding boot camp comprehensive, WAAW Foundation also has specialist tutors who offer one on one support for participants in the areas of entrepreneurship, partnership and collaboration needed to grow their own business thereby creating a ‘traineeship’ advantage for the participants of the SHA boot camp.
The full training course includes self-study manual for an on-going professional development, making this boot camp a sure way to kick-start and boost a career in computer programming. This year SHA will take place on 2nd October through 27th October 2017, in Lagos. For enquiries on how to participate in the SHA boot camp, please contact Info@waawfoundation.org.