Ghana: two EdTech companies join I&P Education to Employment programSubmitted by Admin on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 21:51
The I&P Education to Employment program, a partnership between Investisseurs & Partenaires and the Mastercard Foundation, aims to strengthen the resilience of 30 educational entrepreneurs across Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal. In Ghana, two technology companies, Codetrain and OpenLabs, have been onboarded to expand access to quality digital training for young Ghanaian women and men.
Codetrain, a new vision for the African tech industry
A mathematics graduate and ex-data analyst, Richard Brandt founded Codetrain in 2017, after several unsuccessful attempts to source and hire interns with sufficient hands-on experience in the digital industry. Today, the company is one of the leading coding bootcamps focused on practical teaching and interactive learning. Codetrain offers mobile application and full-stack development courses and provides aspiring software developers with advanced technical skills to contribute and transform the booming Ghanaian technology industry. Since its inception, approximately 500 students have been trained and transitioned into fulfilling jobs within Ghana’s dynamic digital ecosystem
“This program will enable us to scale and fulfill our mission to provide young Ghanaians with the tools they need to join and transform the global digital revolution ecosystem while impacting their communities in the process. This is a unique growth opportunity, and we look forward to enabling young people in Ghana and across the continent to gain industry relevant skills.” - Richard BRANDT, founder.
OpenLabs, building a close relationship with the workforce
Founded in 1999, with the mission to address youth unemployment through the acquisition of digital skills, OpenLabs has forged strong strategic partnerships with renowned technology companies such as IBM, Google for Education, and Huawei.
I&P Education to Employment is one of the group's most recent developments. The I&P Education to Employment program, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, supports 30 educational entrepreneurs ("edupreneurs") in Africa, to strengthen the resilience of their companies through new business models and modern educational technologies. With a focus on providing support to the most vulnerable populations and monitoring youth employability, the partnership covers 3 African countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal. More information
The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work. It is one of the largest, private foundations in the world with a mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation was created by Mastercard in 2006 as an independent organization with its own Board of Directors and management. For more information on the Foundation, please visit: mastercardfdn.org/