At end of July 2022, The CEO Today released its finalist and winners of this year’s Africa Awards. Included in the edition was DotConnectAfrica (DCA), as the “Best Digital Education in Africa”.
According to the company, this is the second year that the CEO Today Awards featured CEO and Founder, Sophia Bekele, and her work at DCA Group in their “special edition” of winners. The 2021 CEO Today featured and honored Sophia Bekele for her “exceptional business leadership and growth.
In accepting this meritorious award on behalf of DCA Academy, Sophia said: “The Best Digital Education Award is a recognition of all our efforts for the past decade to educate the African public on the advantages of using the Internet as a learning tool as well as to promote their brand using various digital platforms, and make their voices heard. In addition, our Corporate Boot Camp and capacity-building programs prepare young people for the robust job market.
She added that ,” the award is pivotal to all DCA Academy-sponsored programs and we thank CEO Today for recognizing our work.. We also raise our hats to all our supporters who have been there with us throughout our journey, as this would never have been achieved by a single organization.
The Special edition of the 2022 Award stated”Though the past two years have seen extreme new challenges posed to the African business world, the efforts of many leaders and innovators have helped to smooth the way towards creating new value and a better quality of life for all.Time and again,these economic pioneers have demonstrated their commitment to their organizations and their countries,paving a new way for business to thrive in the modern era”
“Despite the decade old .Africa challenge,DCA Trust managed to successfully and innovatively deliver on its educational commitment to Africa by further pioneering “impact programs” through the DCA Digital Academy!.”-Sophia to CEO Today Awards.
DCA Digital Academy was established to provide training on various topics, all related to the Internet – from how to effectively use it, to its governance – so as to increase Internet literacy in Africa. This project, in conjunction with other DCA’s projects, is aimed at achieving the organization’s objective of advancing education in information technology to the African society.
The DCA Digital Academy provides the tools and skills to foster leadership, entrepreneurship and also connect youth and women to innovation highways, this way Africa can be part of the foundations of a developed technologically aware society.
The DCA Digital Academy training courses are modeled after similar international initiatives in Europe, the United States, and South America. The academy conducts training, both online and on the ground and this is to ensure that it has a wide coverage.