BOOTCAMP & HACKATH

BOOTCAMP & HACKATH ( GAROWE, KISMAYO & MOGADISHU)

About the Project:

The training was part of the efforts of an UN-HABITAT initiative attempting to improve the skills and capacities of the Somali youth towards meaningful employment in the service sector and more specifically in the construction sector or to help them start a new business.

Project Aim:

As an integral part of Project RAJO, the ICT training module is to provide youth with digital literacy and introduce them to programming. Then, further, facilitate and train the participants on how to build teams, business modeling, identity design, and branding and pitching to potential investors or business partners. This will help the participants to start their own businesses in the construction sector or get a job in the sector.

Specific objectives:

  • To equip participants with knowledge and skills on how to code and build a website.
  • To introduce the participants on how to build a brand identity for a startup.
  • To help participants build solutions relevant to the construction
  • To provide a platform for the participants to present and pitch their startups in front of their peers and experts.

Implementation:

iRise Hub has implemented three times for BOOTCAMP & HACKATH in different states. The first one was a 4-day Bootcamp and Hackathon for 20 participants (13 female and 7 male) selected from the 100 youth that participated in the previous training in Garowe. The second was a One Day Bootcamp and 3 Days Hackathon for 20 participants (6 female and 14 male) selected from the 100 youth that participated in the previous training in Kismayo. The third was One Day Bootcamp and 3 Days Hackathon for 30 participants (14 female, 16 male) selected from the 100 youth that participated in the previous training in Mogadishu.

The impact:

BOOTCAMP & HACKATH has implemented three different regions which are Garowe, Kismayo, and Mogadishu and participated in a total number of 230 youth that includes male and female.

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