A non-governmental organization (NGO) otherwise known as Kitian Training Hub has expressed its resolve to inspire young learners to embrace opportunities of Information and Communication Technology for the good of human society.
Mrs. Taiwo Oshunniyi, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Kitian Training Hub, expressed determination while addressing newsmen at the opening of a two-week training workshop for learners between ages eight and 13 at Leadway Victory School, Orogun, Ibadan.
Lamenting the gap in the exposure of young African learners to ICT when compared to their contemporaries in the advanced clime, Oshunniyi said that the urge to intervene became irresistible for her organization.
She said, “Kitian Training Hub is set up to empower youths and women. The NGO ran a programme last year in collaboration with Unity Bank that touched so many lives. We continually partner with organizations that are youth and women-oriented, so we went on the programme called teens banquet where a lot of secondary school pupils came. That was where the partnership with this school came from.
“The future belongs to the young ones. Whatever we can do to empower them is what we would do. By all means, we are inspired to touch more schools and we are doing this with Oyo Reporters. The fantastic feedback gladdens my heart when I see how enthusiastic these children and their parents are. We would take these to different schools. Once it is in a public space, people will see the partnership.
“We subsidized the training workshop 100 per cent just so that we can introduce them to this programme. It is a continuous programme. So, we intend to make this a long-term partnership and also take it to other schools in Ibadan first, then we would see how it would go.”