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Google CEO Sundar Pichai discussed plans to train 10 million people in Africa with much needed online skills. He revealed the plans at recent conference.

 

Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO, was at the ‘Google For Nigeria’ conference when he revealed the possibility of a training programme for 10 million people in Africa. The training will focus on online skills and work over the next 5 years, the aim is to help people become more employable.

The company also plans to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The company accomplished its first goal in March this year by training over 1 million in digital skills.

“Google is committing to prepare another 10 million people for jobs of the future in the next five years,” – Sundar Pichai

Google even offers the training in Swahili, Hausa and Zulu. The course work will be a balance of physical classes and lectures as well as online work.

The company also aims to make sure that at least 40% of the participants are women. The reason Africa has become the hotspot for this kind of training is because it has a rapidly growing digital market. More people have access to mobile technology than before.

Google also announced plans to provide more than $3 million in equity-free funding, mentorship and working space access to more than 60 African start-ups over three years.

This will mean more job creation opportunities for various countries within Africa. Just another vital improvement for people that really need it.

Our charitable arm, Google.org, is committing $20 million over the next five years to nonprofits that are working to improve lives across Africa.


Sources: Reuters
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