In May, 2020, 46 members of the I4G community successfully graduated from the Try Kibo 5 cohort. These I4G alumni from Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya made us proud with their exceptional performance and success stories. The participants rounded up the 5-weeks classes under the Future Proof with Python and Web Foundation course. We were so excited to see that they completed their classes and applied the knowledge gained in building amazing and realistic projects including expense trackers and business websites.
The Try Kibo program is an e-learning platform featuring captivating bootcamps and workshops on programming with python and web design. Through the Try Kibo Program, over 400 learners from 10 countries have been trained. The vision of Try Kibo is to be the best way to begin learning in-demand tech skills and increase the employability of africans.
Sulaimon Okikiola, a programmer and I4G community member, was a participant in the TryKibo 5 program. By harnessing information from the try Kibo program, Sulaimon was able to land a machine learning position as a junior developer with an Australian firm. He said: “Being a member of the Ingressive for Good Circles community gave me the opportunity to participate in the TryKibo program. The program’s course structure was outstanding. The instructions from the mentorship sessions with employees of the top IT companies paved the way for me to succeed in my interview.”
Agbaje Silas, a student from the Try Kibo 5 Cohort, also reported that she enjoyed the experience. When asked to share a highlight of her experience, Agbaje said: “The program stood out with its very organized class sessions, skilled and available mentors. I was engaged in group projects, and I learned how to think and solve problems. After the program, I am more confident in my ability to dive deeper into python and overcome every obstacle I meet while solving problems.”
Hamzat Oluwaseun, Program Manager at Kibo, celebrated the almost seamless execution of the cohort. In his words, “The try Kibo learning experience made a significant impact on the learners, helping them discover the joy of computing and kick-start an amazing career in technology through an online peer-driven learning experience with guidance and mentorship from world-class tech experts. The partnership with Ingressive for Good enables us to bring Kibo’s unique model of collaborative online learning and mentorship to more young Africans.”
Sean Burrowes, co-founder of Ingressive for Good said, “We’re so excited about our partnership with Kibo and all the potential that exists. Kibo takes a Global training narrative and gives it an African context. In our experience, this equates to a deeper understanding especially when combined with the flexibility that their online platforms offer. The Kibo curriculum along with the community support of I4G offers an amazing alternative to what is seen as formal learning paths”
“The world is experiencing a global tech talent shortage, so we look forward to working with Kibo to empower African youth with skill sets they can use to earn and build a brighter African future. Together we can go a long way to bridge the tech talent gap!” Sean added.
As a team, we anticipate more success stories from the graduates as well as more empowerment opportunities for our community members.