On the 26th of February 2022, Dzuka Africa held the last-partial Kids Coding Graduation Ceremony under the Digital skills and Entrepreneurship Grants Program called ‘Luntha ndi Chuma’ at Dzuka Africa StartUp Hub in Blantyre, after holding the first-partial graduation. The hub graduated the remaining 15 kids from Courageous Kids Foundation (Community Orphanage Care) under its Chilobwe Station.
Speaking at the function, the Project Manager (PM) of the Digital Malawi Project who was also the Guest of Honor, Mr. Matemba said that the digital and entrepreneurship skills and training have an immense potential of escalating job creation, youth entrepreneurship, and information access among the youth and women in the country.
“The youth and women must exploit this opportunity to advance skills acquired into employment and businesses that will lead them to financial independence”, said the PM.
Matemba then took the opportunity to outline some of the projects that are being implemented by the Digital Malawi Project before presiding over Certificate Award Ceremony and touring class sessions at the hub.
Matemba also added: “We are installing and implementing Government Local Area Network (GLAN); we are also implementing connectivity for Malawi Research Education Network (MAREN), as well as the free Wi-Fi initiative in 32 sites across the country, just to mention a few”.
Speaking on the behalf of Dzuka Africa, Cuthbert Magawa, the Community Development Officer, thanked the PPPC for gracing the graduation ceremony.
Dzuka Africa is one of the hubs that falls under Digital Malawi Project, established to empower youth and women with life and professional skills so that they are employable and equally build resilient and sustainable businesses.
The hub also takes a central role of nurturing the kids by equipping them with basics of IT fundamentals.