Free Training for 1000 kids in Surulere
TechQuest is Designing the Future of Nigerian Tech Industry.
In August 2016, TechQuest collaborated with Honourable Desmond Elliot, Nollywood veteran actor and APC lawmaker who represents Surulere constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Surulere Local Government, to provide over 1000 Surulere kids the opportunity to learn Scratch and HTML for free. This was notably the only largest STEM training ever held in Nigeria.
The program was co-sponsored and supported by 4 Nigeria based organizations BH Stripes, Ray Bros, SDEM Erectors and Crestsage Limited.
The program exposed the kids to the skills to build impressive animations, excellent games, engaging apps, and exciting science projects.
Thoughtfully, the demand for technology skills around the world is exponentially high, and developing countries like Nigeria must be prepared to develop strong skills set to contend with the on-going tech disruption.
It’s important to start building up skills at a very young age, by implication, Nigeria will not run out of the necessary skills to make the country technology viable.