Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in partnership with Action Aid Nigeria (AAN), organized a digital skills training for men and women in the grass root communities within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The purpose of the training is to equip youths from hard to reach locations with skills that will enhance their knowledge and experience on computer system and how it can be used to access vast opportunities for community developments. The training includes but not limited to entrepreneurship and business skills to further empower them with tools or material that will further boost business ideas and bring successes and development to their community.
A total number of five (5) ICT centers were cited in five communities, linking each other in the same Local Government. Each community was requested to provide 10 females and 5 males making fifteen beneficiaries in each community and 45 participants per center as meeting point for all three communities. Â Â OBJECTIVES
- To bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
- To train community youths on skills that will help develop their literacy in computer applications.
- To engage community youths in using computer knowledge to enhance and develop their business ideas.
- To bring all forms of development to the communities using ICT platform for advocacy.
- ICT for development, prioritising women and working with youths for inclusive IT in the following communities and area councils in the FCT.
- Bwari Area Council – Pasepa,Kuchibuyi, Guto
- Kwali Area Council â€“ Kilankwa, Leleyi gwariÂ ,Pai
- Kuje Area CouncilÂ â€“Â Gaube,Kayache, Tupechi
- AMAC â€“ Jiwa, Dakwa, Angwagwalada, TungaNasara, Tunga ashere, Gofidna