The lives of five hundred young people in Oyo State has changed forever, all thanks to MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State.
The two-day training which was the pilot phase of the initiative, held on Thursday and Friday, June 28th and 29th, 2018 at the Olola Ogunlana Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Hundreds of participants around Oyo state attended the training.
Many notable dignitaries dropped by during the course of the training.
Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga, Director, MTN Foundation, an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, gave the Foundation’s speech at the Training. She encouraged the participants to focus on all that would be said.
The Honourable Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu came around to show his support and drop words of encouragement.
The Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Niyi Ajao (representing the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi), encouraged the participants to actively engage in the programme.
The training sessions were handled by expert facilitators from ecosystem partners – KPMG, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), IBM and Oracle.
Mr. Adepegba Oduntan of Oracle, taught on technology of the future and how to position one’s self for business in the future.
Mr. Paul Okhiria of Oracle took over form his colleague and broke down ICT for the participants.
Mr. Emeka Nzeih of DBI spoke on leveraging ICT tools for business promotion.
Mr. Femi Oso of IBM gave us the lowdown on the business side of ICT and the participants had a field time practicalizing his questions and setting up personas.
The participants listened to Mr. Tobi Ogunbadejo of KPMG as he helped them understand social media and how to use it to optimize business opportunities.
And there was a lot of food to fuel the brain after all the hard work!
The ‘Selfie Challenge’ had the participants snapping away during the break since the selfie with the most retweets was going to get a surprise gift from MTN!
After the intensive training from the facilitators, the participants were divided into group where they brainstormed through real life questions to give ICT and Business solutions.
The presentation by the participants had the hall cheering after each group.
The Honourable Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, thanked MTN Nigeria for the initiative and stressed how ICT was taking over the stage of business.
The Honourable Minister also awarded certificates to participants at the training.