Hear from Uchenna Jochez (Lead, I4GFUTO)

“I4G ambassadors program has been a very dynamic experience for me. It shaped me in more ways than I expected. It all started with the leadership courses we did on Coursera during our onboarding process. My favorite was how to influence people effortlessly: it shaped the way I lead people in general, not only in our community but also in other groups I belong to. So many people around are testifying on recent changes in the way I handle decision-making processes; they attribute it to the lockdown. But, it was the ambassadors’ program that contributed the most to the personal improvements. I made a lot of new friends and connections in my institution with the platform I4G provided. I am always delighted when I remember I have people looking up to me.

Also, I got the opportunity to take my career in IT a little further, learning software-defined networking on scholarship on Coursera. I understood the value of this opportunity because I knew the cost of learning the introduction to computer networking with a cisco academy in the initial stage of my networking career. So that opportunity was very beneficial.

My I4G story will not be complete if I should skip this part. I was the type that was not very financially wise. I was aware of this fact but didn’t know how to improve. So I decided to look out for some courses on basic economics and finance, with the access given to me on Coursera by I4G to over 4000 courses for free. I found interesting courses on that topic. I downloaded the videos without caring much about the certificate. My financial life has changed completely, and it all started from that single platform I4G gave me. I can now read and interpret the balance sheets, statements of profit and loss, and some other financial statements. I now see money and the free market in a different way. All these are very amazing to me because they are far from my field of study.

I4G did not only give me the platform and ability to manage people, but it also made it possible for me to manage my finance in a whole new way with a different view. As a result, I can proudly say that I am a better manager now!

Thanks to I4G for their generous work to young people like me.”