Bharti Airtel has partnered with Chad’s Ministry of Secondary Education in a bid to train 6,000 youth in the country. The training will be focused on nurturing young talent to improve their ICT skills.
The training, organized by the Airtel Centum Training Centre, will comprise several sessions, each consisting of theoretical and practical training on ICT.
“Our aim as Airtel Africa in this project is to provide sustainable solutions that will develop the skills of the youth in Chad. We intend to promote socio-economic empowerment by enabling entrepreneurship opportunities through training 500 to 800 young entrepreneurs for a period of two years. We also aspire to certify up to 5,760 youth with the mastery in modern management skills which are critical to growth of Chad’s economy,” said Salia Gbane, Airtel Chad managing director.
The beneficiaries, empowered with fresh entrepreneurial potential, will have additional time to develop their skills in the field enabling them nurture small projects that will be supported by Airtel.
Ahmat Khazali Acyl, minister of Secondary Education, said: “We are extremely delighted by Airtel’s hearty gesture to partner with us. This project is likely to will create significant socio-economic opportunities in employment by honing the skills of young entrepreneurs. It is our responsibility as the government of Chad, joining hands with private sector partners like Airtel, to create concrete solutions that aim at eradicating poverty and improve the lives of the youth. This initiative is the start of new and great business models that will empower the youth and enable them play effective roles within the system.”
The initiative of the ICT training program by Airtel Chad is part of its contribution to development of education in Chad and assisting in the growth of the economy by nurturing young entrepreneurs across the country.