80 unemployed youth from Eastern and Western Cape were given an innovative opportunity to access fourth industrial revolution opportunities, through a unique training and education intervention initiated by local NPO Abaguquli.
Abaguquli which means transformers in Zulu is a non-profit organisation founded on the philosophy of transforming lives through education and innovation. They offer a range of training interventions with the specific aim of enabling youth to become financially independent through freelancing work opportunities, co-operatives, and small businesses that address the daily needs of life and industry in the technology era.
The learners, 40 from Elsies River Western Cape and 40 from Gqeberha Eastern Cape have participated in a 4-month programme aimed at addressing the current skills and qualifications required to earn a living or generate an income.
Students learn how to build a website to promote their personal profiles as a freelancer or micro business. They’re exposed to eCommerce, apps, bots, and plugins to make their websites work for them. Each student leaves with the digital marketing skills to promote their business website online as well as the ability to pitch their skills and vie for paying gigs on freelancer platforms.
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