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According to the latest government report, unemployment for young adults is around 42% in Nigeria
We provide free IT training enabling the next generation to drive their own future in Nigeria

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2021 In Review

2021 has been an intense year for us. We set up the otupko tech academy (the organisation we will use to teach in Nigeria), recruited a teacher through it, and began teaching coding in Nigeria. Initially we started off with week-long courses and then expanded into a full 10 week bootcamp.

We've had an amazing time doing this and would like to give a big shout out to everyone that has helped out or donated. We couldn't do this without you!

The Trustees

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Our Beta

July and August was a whirlwind of activity for us (and our students) as we ran 4 intensive coding courses to test our strategy in Nigeria. Our 'beta' in tech terms.

We taught 30 students how to build websites, and even had a group coding on their phones!

I'll leave you with one closing quote: “It's a dream fulfilled for me to know how to create a website”. We are going to carry on fulfilling dreams!

We've also just finished our 10 week bootcamp with an amazing hackathon. Find out more here and how you can support us.

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Unemployment for young adults is 42% in Nigeria
But there is a tech talent shortage in Nigeria (and worldwide)

There is one functional computer per every 9 IT students in a Nigerian University
Our code school will have a computer for every student

Recently graduated university students in Nigeria earn apx. £86 a month
Newly trained software developers earn 3 times more!

Nigerian schools have class sizes of over 100 students
Our code school will have class sizes of under 25 students

Our Teaching

Our UK volunteers are experienced software developers who provide weekly web based training and mentoring to the Nigerian based trainers from the code school we will create

The Nigerian trainers at the code school will provide classroom based training to unemployed young adults, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Taking them from little or no computer knowledge to fully qualified web developers in 3 months.
You can see an example of our course content here

Upon graduation we help students find jobs and provide small business grants enabling students to start their own businesses

The Code school will invite the best students from every batch are to become trainers and receive additional advanced training

We started with week long intensive bootcamps in July and August 2021. Check them out here

Students coding away
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£600 £100 £60 £30 £10 Business grant for a graduate Raspberry Pi kit (computer) Computer screen Keyboard & Mouse Stationary

How Can You Help

As we say in Nigeria: "It is the man with need that leaves his door open, so that passing people can peer in and say ‘is everything ok?’".
We are raising £30,000 to run our code school in Nigeria
Every donation counts immensely for us.

You can also help out by volunteering, donating IT equipment and partnering with us.

Nigeria in Stats

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David Mark

Our Team

My family left Nigeria as refugees when I was 7 years old. If I had remained in Nigeria, I would have gone through school and university without seeing a computer. I would not be in one of the top paying professions in the world.

I got lucky to be where I am now and I want others to have the opportunity to drive their own future. And it all starts with one line of code.

David - Founder

Meet Our Team
Adarsh Nagamoti
Lore Peeters