Good News: The group teaches children about careers and IT skills
Good News: The group teaches children about careers and IT skills. BeginIT, an educational initiative driven by InDrive, has made significant strides in equipping 61 children from orphanages, boarding schools, and rural educational institutions with valuable Information Technology (IT) skills. Its mission is to empower these children, providing them with opportunities to excel in the digital world.
The BeginIT program, initiated by InDrive, is dedicated to offering future career guidance and IT skills to children from orphanages, boarding schools, and rural schools. Over the past two years, this innovative education initiative has positively impacted 61 children from rural schools in Nigeria, granting them access to IT resources and allowing them to demonstrate their newfound skills through various projects.
In 2021, 31 children successfully completed the program, followed by an additional 30 in 2022. Throughout these two years, the project organized multiple workshops and events focused on fostering problem-solving abilities and preparing children from orphanages, boarding schools, and rural schools for their future endeavors.
Anna Soldatova, the Social Project Manager at BeginIT, expressed that the enrollment of 45 students this year ensures the continued provision of cutting-edge technology and education by the organization. Soldatova emphasizes the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to realize their potential, regardless of their social circumstances. The initiative aims to provide timely and appropriate education, enabling children to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.
Since its launch in Nigeria in 2021, BeginIT has sparked children’s curiosity in intellectual production, granting them an early advantage for personal development, influencing their career paths, and supporting their initial steps in the IT sector. To achieve these goals, BeginIT collaborates with STEMCafe, local government, and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.
The program is part of InDrive’s broader efforts to empower communities and combat global injustice. Other social projects undertaken by InDrive include the Star Team initiative, which assists underprivileged children in attending top-tier international higher education institutions, and Supernovas, which provides quality sports training to children from small towns and villages.
BeginIT operates in 15 countries, including Nigeria, and has successfully trained 821 children worldwide. This social and educational project was launched by InDrive in 2012 with the vision of identifying capable children from orphanages, boarding schools, and rural schools and guiding them toward future career opportunities in emerging technologies.
The program aims to cultivate children’s interest in the field of intellectual production, kick-start their personal growth, influence their career choices, and provide support as they venture into the IT industry.