SPECIAL PROGRAMS

ATC DIGITAL VILLAGES DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE BASIC DIGITAL LITERACY FOR NORTHERN NIGERIA

OUTCOMES

1300+ beneficiaries

50% vulnerable women and girls trained, 

30% Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) trained

20% other vulnerable groups trained.

Implemented across 10 states

The Basic Digital Literacy for Rural Clusters in Northern Nigeria program, in partnership with the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, aligns with Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4 & 10 (No Poverty, Quality Education & Reduced Inequalities). The program was designed to reach 1000 vulnerable people in 10 states in Northern Nigeria targeting 50% vulnerable women and girls (aged 8-18; 45-65), 30% Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) e.g mobility, speech, polio, etc, 20% for other vulnerable groups.

The training was implemented across the following Northern States: Benue, Jigawa, Kwara, Kogi, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

OBJECTIVES

  • To enhance the pandemic resilience of vulnerable populations in rural clusters in Northern Nigeria.
  • To increase the number of digital literate vulnerable populations and people living in underserved communities in Northern Nigeria 
  • To increase the number of vulnerable populations willing to study and participate in STEM at a tertiary level 
  • To empower vulnerable groups in rural clusters In Northern Nigeria with the digital skill set required for the future of work and advanced learnings for the 21st century
  • To ensure that people in underserved communities in Northern Nigeria are exposed to the skill set needed for advanced learning consequently reducing the likelihood of continued poverty for beneficiaries