Young Africa, along with trainers Ruth and Petronella from 2410, are training youth in four ICDL modules: Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. This training prepares youth to sit for either the ICDL Digital Citizen or the ICDL Base Profile certification. The International Computer Driving Licence is an internationally recognised certificate which allows youth to prove that they are skilled in basic usage of computers. In an increasingly technological world, computer skills are hugely important for life and work.
Entrepreneurship training is delivered by Gibson and Joseph of DEDC (Dynamic Entrepreneurs Development Consultancy), and involves the theoretical and practical elements of starting and running your own business. Such skills are invaluable to youth looking to enter the workplace either self-employed or as an employee. Within these workshops, youth have developed their own small business plans.
Lindsay and Mark from Young Africa are accredited Life Skills Trainers, delivering the Young Africa Life Skills curriculum to the same group of youths. In these workshops, participants explore diverse issues such as planning for the future, communication, assertiveness, empathy, and community development.
Current participants will be sitting their ICDL examinations after training is completed. Mobilisation and recruitment has begun for the next round of training which starts in September.