- August 8, 2019
- Posted by: Web Master
- Category: Inside post
On this day we are glad to have visitors from SAIS (Southern Africa Innovation Support) who came to do monitoring and evaluation of the two SAIS 2 funded programs in our organization. SAIS 2 is a regional initiative that supports the growth of a new business through strengthening innovation ecosystems and promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation role players in Southern Africa. Flora Tibazarwa and Sharon Sibiya are two staffs from SAIS who visited our center and had a chance to meet our beneficiaries from the two programs and learn the progress they have made since joining the program. SAIS 2 under window 3 is funding two programs; Advance IT and Online incubator for Women also known as JOVIA and Skills Development Program also known as ADA LACE. JOVIA, is an Advanced IT Training and Online Incubator for Women from underprivileged background. The program targets girls and young women who dropped out of school due to socio-economic reasons. The program is intensive and calls for highly dedicated candidates who have a keen interest in technology. With this program, students will gain important tech skills that will help them navigate the workplace of the 21st Century which relies much on technology. Competent students will increase chances of securing employment opportunities, notably in ICT-related occupations or be able to create their own technology-based startups thus elevating women’s socio-economic empowerment.
ADA program is a skills Development Program for unemployed female graduates in ICT, aiming at providing them with critical skills needed to reach their full potential in the ICT sector. The graduates receive Microsoft Training as well as writing exams to attain an MCSD Certification in order for them to become Microsoft Certified Solution Developers and Open Source training that will cover the MEAN stack development framework not forgetting soft skills to enable them to create their own tech-based enterprises.
The programs are fully funded by the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS 2) which aims at investing in girls to learn coding will help girls in Africa develop life-changing IT skills and build future careers as successful technology entrepreneurs.