Microsoft expands its business courses for youth in Ivory Coast

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Microsoft announced the expansion of its youth training project in the Ivory Coast from 2500 to 10,000 places, given the success achieved so far by the initiative of software giant USA and because “is determined to accompany the country in its development” says a representative of the firm in the economic capital, Abidjan.

The company also notes that the extension of the project will benefit youth communities of populations of Abidjan itself, besides Yamoussoukro (official capital), Bouaké, Korhogo, Abengourou, Daloa, Grand Bassam or Bingerville Oumé, under the name of “Build your business, “reported in the press of the African country.

In this regard, the delegate from Microsoft Magnus Johnson has said that “if you really want to bring about economic and social improvement of Ivory Coast in the year 2020, it is necessary for young people to take up employment and in that path -Ensures – we will always be next to them. ”

Johnson took part in a meeting with representatives of state government related to the areas of Youth and Sports, as Mamadou Touré, technical advisor to the President, who encouraged young people to dare to change your mindset while thanking Microsoft the opportunity to gives them.


The project consists of a course of entrepreneurs oriented and aimed to introduce young people to the ideas, actions and basic to start, manage and grow a business competencies.

The curriculum was developed by Microsoft and its international partners, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), University of Stellenbosch, Manpower and Enablis.

The seminar, which will be launched in municipalities and other local authorities later this August, in addition to some universities, colleges and vocational schools from September, is aimed at young people aged 18 to 35 years who can read and write.


Source of 4Afrika Initiative

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