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SAP unveils second ICT hub to train children on digital skills



As part of its corporate social responsibility, global software provider, System Application and Products (SAP), recently, commissioned an information, communication and technology hub, to train children on digital skills.

The hub which was donated by the firm to the All Saint Anglican Primary School, Yaba, Lagos, will among other things teach children on the growing use of technical skills including, coding, data analytics, so as to enable them to learn at an early age and prepare them to fit into global standards.

Speaking at the commissioning of the project, Juliet Omorodion, West Africa’s marketing manager for SAP, said the project was essential as it commemorates the government’s plan in empowering children with soft digital skills within the educational system.

The ICT hub is the second project of the non-governmental since its inception, after it built a centre, three years back, in one of the districts in Lagos to champion the same cause.

The newly launched ICT project is an 18-seater computer hub, with a 5.8 KVA standby generator donated by SAP to ensure smooth learning process for the school.

According to SAP, the ICT centre will service six different schools around the axis, with students of these schools, expected to use the hub at different intervals, to get trained.

Omorodion said SAP plans to cover four other districts in Lagos and beyond where it hopes to impact and reach out to more schools.

“These are part of our global SAP month of service initiative that encourages employees to volunteer their time and their service to actually get into community works so as to impact in the community where they are in. As such, we are targeting schools so we can catch them young. We just want to create an impact,” she said.

The organisation is partnering with two other bodies: Ayeci Africa, a not for profit organisation that facilitates intervention in education for indigent students; and Coderina, an education and technology foundation that teaches children coding and robotics.

Coderina will take on the sustainability task of training the children for a period of one year. It will also be training teachers of the school so as to enable them to take on the mantle of teaching the children when the one-year period elapses.

Ifeoma Adibe-Chukwuka, founder Ayeci Africa, says the partnership was important to instil into the children, the problem-solving skills that will prepare them to take on the next generation of jobs.