#DigitalJobs, a joint social empowerment project of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) and the Rockefeller Foundation, will launch at PIN’s new headquarters on October 2, 2014. The project, which is part of Rockefeller’s efforts to impact 1 million lives in 6 African countries, will involve a campaign to introduce the benefits of online jobs and training opportunity for youth who sign up through PIN.
PIN, the Rockefeller Foundation and other partners in Nigeria and other African countries have embarked on this new project to help tackle unemployment amongst young Nigerians. This will be achieved by introducing online job opportunities that will allow unemployed youth use their unique skills to meet the needs of those who require them, from all corners of the world. For this, they will be able to earn a decent income while also improving their lives and the socio-economic conditions of their families.
The #DigitalJobs campaign will encourage young people to combat the effect of unemployment with their existing skills by leveraging the opportunities presented by online work. Online work training opportunities and associated long term benefits, will encourage young Nigerians to develop relevant 21st century skills or sharpen existing skills that can increase their earning potential. “Every young Nigerian should be able to take full advantage of the new opportunities that online jobs provide” said Adebola Agbaje, PIN’s Program Manager for the project.
During the launch event, on the 2nd of October, from 4pm, PIN will provide first-hand information about the online work project, and online work opportunities, at the organisation’s new headquarters located in Yaba, Lagos. The ‘invite only’ launch event will be attended by project partners, digital jobs/online work experts, and potential online workers. “At the launch event, we will unveil the online destination that will connect young Nigerians with digital jobs, exciting monthly contests and training opportunities at the PIN HQ,” stated Mrs Tope Ogundipe, PIN’s Chief Operating Officer.