Digital and Enterprise Skills Development for Africa Initiative DESDAI is a skill based NGO and nonprofit organization established for the purpose of helping Africans to acquire entrepreneurship, finance and digital skills and create a better future for themselves.This will help in addressing and curbing the problems of unemployment and youth restiveness in Africa.
Our goal is to create paradigm shift and help African youths to see better and genuine ways to make money online and build wealth thereby staying away from fraud
WHY WE EXIST
To fight unemployment in Africa and help our youths rise above the poverty line and become self-reliant –There is need for DIGITAL & ENTERPRISE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA—-
Digital and Enterprise Skills Development for Africa Initiative believes that Nigeria’s young population are endowed with entrepreneurial skill and with the proper transition of these abilities into a skillset tailored to solve problems in the marketplace, they can rise above the poverty line and become self-reliant, thereby contributing to the growth of the economy.
Every year, 1,000 participants undergo intensive training to acquire a variety of skills through our enterprise development and information technology centers. With the acquisition of these market demand skills, beneficiaries are qualified to either get a job or start a small business.
Our vision is to see young people become financially independent and able to cater for themselves and other dependents as well as serve as a mentor for other upcoming young talents seeking to build a career in the chosen field of endeavor.
Our mission is to support the drive of getting as many as possible young people into the empower line to foster positive economic growth.
We aim to achieve these in three goal area
Entrepreneurship based training
Entrepreneurship based training for young people goes beyond the need for technical skills as clients have to be offered a variety of options by understanding what needs they seek. This program covers the basics of starting, growing and managing a business. Beyond profitability, as viability and sustainability are key factors in creating a long term enterprise.
Digital Skills Training for Women and Youths
With the world experiencing technological advancement and the need to provide skills that are in demand, our IT based trainings covers mobile applications development, graphics design, website development, software and hard repairs and maintenance, video production and editing, data analysis and search engine optimization.
Participants undergo 1-month of compulsory internship after undergoing the development training programmes in order to understand how to serve customers in the marketplace and understand the gaps that exist as needs and how to create a solution to solve these problems. The workplace internship is awarded with a certificate of completion for job readiness.