The Malawi Government, through the Public Private Partnership Commission, with funding from the World Bank, launched the digital skills project in Mzuzu, Malawi. This project will be implemented in partnership with 6 hubs around Malawi, to train no less than 3,000 youth over the course of the next year.
6 organisations – Takenolab, Dzuka Africa, mHub, GrowthAfrica, Ntha Community Foundation and Mzuzu E-Hub have thus far been engaged and entrusted to operationalise the Digital Skills For All (Luntha Ndi Chuma) training project.
The event was graced by a delegation from the Malawi government, led by the Minister of Information to the Government of Malawi, honorable Gospel Kazako; the CEO of the PPPC, the project manager of the Digital Malawi project, board members of the Digital Skills For All Grants committee, members from all the 6 hubs, and various stakeholders around Malawi.
The minister of information emphasised that the Luntha ndi chuma project is very necessary, and fills gaps in youth access to basic digital skills, advanced digital skills, cyber security, co-working and meeting spaces, and affordable internet connectivity.
He said that the government of Malawi expects tangible reward from this investment.
The Ntha Community Foundation has been empowered to establish a hub in Lilongwe, Malawi, and will be one of the hubs offering digital skills trainings to the youth in Malawi.
The Ntha Community Foundation team in attendance of the launch event
Each of the hubs had the opportunity to present and showcase on the work that they do, and their successes as well as aspirations in the Digital Malawi project.
Oganive Chingaluke from GrowthAfrica spoke on behalf of the 6 hubs, thanking the Malawi Government for engaging hubs in Malawi in the quest for digital development, and job creation, as well as sustainable business creation.
The project will be on-going till June, 2022; with hopes of training no less than 3,000 people in digital skills and innovation.