Of Africa’s 400 Million youth aged 15-35, one-third are unemployed and discouraged, another third are vulnerably employed and only one in six is in wage unemployment as reported by African Development Bank.
The problem of extreme poverty and unemployment needs to deal with as it affects Africa’s socioeconomic growth as well as social peace. This is why Precious Azuonwu, 23-Year-old Nigerian Entrepreneur Started Bankable Wisdom In 2020.
In his words, “I discovered there were lots of segregation in Africa. I grew up from a very poor background and it was hard to possess the relevant skills that mattered in the 21st Century such as digital marketing, coding and design. Lots of young people are lacking jobs, skills and platforms to find opportunities.
“When I started my tech journey, I could not afford a laptop. I shared my brother’s laptop. Mr. Prince Azuonwu and I attended all technology meetups by my University, Rivers State University back then in 2014-2015.
“I was 23 years old when I founded Bankable Wisdom in 2020. It was a response to the dire needs of youths in search of African platforms to learn tech skills as well as digital skills for free. During Covid-19, a lot of my friends reached out to me about learning teaching skills. I decided to organize a free training for them known as Financial Fitness Bootcamp, it was done virtually and had over 1,100 attendants from Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon and Namibia.
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“We also facilitate physical training for individuals who want these skills, as well as train for organizations!
“We gave 90% discount to students, for only $20, they have access to all these skills and certifications. And also join our weekly training weekly. We will coach them virtually on mastering their tech skills and banking tech jobs.
“We have more than 1000+ users from Nigeria and we are determined to partner with as many organizations as possible to reach up to 100,000 Nigerians as well as African students. We also provide share internship and job opportunities with students.
“We are determined to grant scholarships to make it completely free for them.
This is what we are doing to help Nigerian youths as well as Africans get empowered economically despite a failed educational system.
“We have adopted the ABCD to digital skills. A means that we have ACCEPTED that it is our responsibility to help African youths have access to tech skills. B means we believe that by empowering African youths with tech skills, they can overcome extreme poverty and unemployment in Africa. C means that we are committed daily to the cause of empowering African youths with tech skills, jobs and opportunities. D means that we will deliver the future (dreams and aspirations) by helping live their full potential via tech skills, jobs and opportunities.”