Paradigm Initiative Nigeria marked the first year anniversary of her Digital Jobs project in Nigeria October 2nd, 2015. The event was focused on showcasing the milestones achieved by the project in the last one year of its existence, obtaining feedback from relevant stakeholders, and planning the next steps.
In attendance was a representative from Rockefeller Foundation, supportive organizations like Andela, Technology for Development and Mobility.ng present, volunteer trainers, student beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
Ugo Nwosu, Rockefeller Foundation’s Stakeholder representative for Nigeria and Ghana in his remarks commended PIN for having delivered beyond expectation on the project in the last one year.
Various beneficiaries of the project told their stories on how they had been trained by PIN and connected on online work. Gbenga Adebiyi, a beneficiary of the project, not only successfully carved a niche for himself in digital jobs, he now volunteers with PIN to train others on how to set up their online work profile.
Elijah Otor testified to having completed his first 7 online jobs on his mobile phone while another beneficiary, Segun Adebayo, who holds a Masters degree from UNILAG and had still been jobless found solace in online work, earning handsome income while putting his skills to work online.
The Digital Jobs platform allows skilled persons to complete jobs for clients and earn legitimate money online. Jobs completed online include but are not limited to research work, writing business plans, social media marketing, IT and web development, project management as well as marketing and sales.
The day ended with suggestions coming from stakeholders about how to improve the awareness of young people concerning this laudable project which connects them to online work and has huge potential to drastically reduce the number of unemployed persons in Nigeria.