Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Skills4Youth is initiated by Argitech Academy. It is a programming bootcamp for young students within the ages of 13 -18 years to teach the basics of coding through real-world and hands-on software development for four (4) days on PHP, HTML, CSS, PYTHON, JAVA, Digital Marketing in partnership with non-government organizations, corporate organizations and volunteers in Nigeria and abroad.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The Skills4Youth project will allow us to pilot a five-year effort to effectively train young individuals in computer programming to: 1) Provide comprehensive access to entrepreneurship, education, governance and all aspect of humanity in this part of the world. 2) Raise and fully integrate the cultural competency of innovation, value creation and problem-solving skills. Our need analysis has made us realize how important this project will go a long way to help us develop our youths to become programmers who will use the skills to create a better Nigeria free from social vices.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Skills4Youth will be a quarterly program organized by Argitech Academy. It will be financed by Argitech Argitech, partners and sponsors with common goals of achieving United Nations Sustanable Development Goals on Education and Innovation. Also there would be collaboration with Information Technology experts who would serve as volunteers to impact the participants' lives through hands-on training.
AFOLAYAN Taiwo Ibrahim (ATI) is a Creative Designer, Web/App Developer, Data Analyst, Blogger and a Model. He's the Co-Founder of Argitech Limited and the Editor-in-Chief at The Fashionistar Magazine. He studies for master's degree in Financial Engineering at WorldQuant University, USA. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria. He also holds a National and Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from The Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun, Nigeria. Taiwo has also worked with an international community-based organization on International programmes. He volunteers at the United Nations Volunteers, ROTA Volunteers and Junior Chamber International (JCI) where he contributes his quota to national growth and global development. Taiwo has volunteered as a creative designer on digital sexuality education awareness for several groups including UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF. He is the Co-Founder of Volunteers Edge for volunteering towards United Nations Global Goals for Africa and beyond. He's also a member of Volunteer Teacher's Club for volunteer teaching. He's an MTN Foundation Influencer on Anti-Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) contributing to the significant reduction in the rate of first-time users of addictive substances and drugs amongst Nigerian youths. Through these experiences, he developed strong project coordination and implementation skills. Taiwo enjoys focussing on the topics on entrepreneurship, self-development and has a strong passion for youth empowerment. Taiwo is a ROI Africa Global Youth Ambassador Fellow, The Netherlands Education Group Youth Ambassador and Global Goodwill Ambassador for his leadership, expertise and entrepreneurial experience on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through promoting entrepreneurship, quality education and innovation. He was a 2019 The BIZZ Business Excellence Award winner awarded by WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES WORLDCOB for his leadership, management style, innovation, creativity, corporate social responsibility and result achieved given in the city of Houston, Texas, United States.