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Empowering Young School Leavers with ICT Skills.

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There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people in our society.

As individuals, we are all nurtured and raised in a society which plays a huge role in preparing us for the life ahead.

One way Seamfix gives back to society is by supporting organisations such as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) who are backing causes in youth empowerment and poverty eradication especially through their L.I.F.E (Life Skills, ICTs, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship) Programme.

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise focused on bridging the gap between less privileged Nigerian Youth and Information Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities. As part of its socio-economic development projects, PIN reaches out to students in tertiary institutions by providing them with knowledge useful for developing an ICT-oriented entrepreneurial mindset.

As part of activities commemorating our 9th anniversary and in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, the entire management and staff of Seamfix paid a visit to the Ajegunle L.I.F.E Center in Lagos. The Centre serves as a knowledge hub where youth from the community can be empowered and also a center for the advancement of workplace preparedness for the program beneficiaries. Mrs. Tope Ogundipe, the Chief Operating Officer of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria while addressing the audience talked about how the initiative was born, their vision, mission, and the dream to have a presence in all the 36 states in Nigeria. She added that PIN has trained over 200 NGOs and schools from 24 states across Nigeria on the use of ICTs for development over the past four years.

To show support for the initiative, we donated ICT equipment along with general supplies and pledged to develop long-term relationships with them and to offer merit-based internship positions to some of their ICT Centre graduates.

Mr Oluwasegun Diyan's Chahrge to the students

Mr. Oluwasegun Diyan, Senior Software Engineer at Seamfix shared an inspiring story of how he got started as a developer, with no prior knowledge of how software development works. Told them about the values they needed to make it – build on the interest they currently have in IT, to become passionate and resolved to succeed, stay focused and never stop learning.

For more pictures from the event, click here.