By Jude Michael
Two non-governmental organizations, Valentine Chineto Ozigbo Foundation (VCOF) and Decagon Institute have entered a partnership to train unemployed Anambra graduates in software engineering.
The groups said the partnership would help the youths to enter the tech industry as professionals and also play prominently after a training.
A press release by the group, signed by VCOF founder, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, said the foundation would provide loans to be accessed by students for the training, while Decagon Institute would train the students.
He also revealed that the foundation would provide a guaranteed N400 million to be accessed as loan by 100 students from Anambra who would take part in the programme.
Ozigbo said, ‘Part of the landmark alliance between the two organisations offers a unique opportunity for high-achieving Anambra graduates interested in tech to be provided with a VCO Foundation guarantee to access student loans to participate in the Decagon Software Engineering Training Programme.
‘We are proud to enter into this partnership with Decagon Institute. Through this partnership, we are investing not only in the individuals but the entire Anambra community and beyond.
‘By empowering our youth with cutting-edge tech skills, we are equipping them to become drivers of innovation and progress.
‘The Decagon Programme is more than just learning to code; it’s about unlocking potentials, creating opportunities, and shaping the future of Anambra. When our young people succeed, we all succeed,’ Mr Ozigbo said.