Binance Charity, the company’s philanthropic arm, has teamed up with Utiva, a tech education company in Africa that helps young people learn tech skills. Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain infrastructure provider.
The new partnership will teach technology to 50,000 young people and give 1,000 Africans full scholarships to a one-year intensive skill training program. The partnership aims to help the continent become more economically stable by teaching people new skills and giving them access to a wide range of jobs in the technology and Web3 sectors.
We believe that the benefits and vast opportunities provided by Web3 should be available to all. Increasing technical education and professional training are critical to making this a reality. We’re excited to collaborate with Utiva to engage African youth and support the continent’s next generation of industry shapers.” Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity, stated
Launched on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Utiva office in Lagos, Nigeria, the workshop was attended by about 50 young people who will be part of the first group to get fully-funded training and sponsorship.
Africans have a lot of skills and are willing to put in a lot of effort. Still, often, the lack of money can be a huge limiting factor when it comes to pursuing a worthy goal such as getting into the technology industry.” We are thrilled that Binance Charity understands the African pain point and has partnered with us at Utiva to assist thousands of Africans and lower the barrier to entry for many,” said Eyitayo Ogunmola, CEO of Utiva.
Students learned about Blockchain Technology and Software Development at the launch workshop for four hours. This is the first day of a 12-month commitment to the educational program. This project is part of the larger Binance Scholar Program, which started earlier this year and now has projects in Ukraine, South Africa, France, and Brazil.
About Binance Charity
Binance Charity is a non-profit group that wants to use Web3 as a powerful tool for social change. Its goal is to make blockchain a force for social change by making direct crypto-giving more accessible and creating education and training available to everyone. Binance Charity uses its 100% transparent donation platform to build a future where technology is used to do good. So far, Binance Charity has helped more than 2 million people through different projects. To find out more, check https://www.binance.charity/.
Utiva is a technology workforce development company that helps people learn the best technical skills and works with companies to hire the best people and invest in workforce development. Utiva is assisting global organisations to hire the best tech talents in various fields, such as Data Science, Blockchain Technology, Product Management, and Software Development, amongst others, by leveraging the network of our tech ecosystem. Utica has over 40,000 Alumni from 30+ cities, 200 faculties, and over 500 hiring partners. Alumni are located all over the world. Utica has over 500 hiring partners. Please check this link for further details: https://utiva.io/.