It was an unforgettable moment of excitement and the commencement of a new chapter of opportunities, as the 5-Day Digital Bootcamp, put together by one of Nigeria’s leading Pensions Funds Administrators in Nigeria, came to end. The just concluded Digital Bootcamp organized by Sigma Pensions, in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria, JAN, saw about 100 youths trained in Digital Marketing, Web Development, and Graphics Design.
The project was part of Sigma Pensions’ Corporate Social Responsibility, to equip young people with digital skills that will add value to them, improve their employability, create businesses and in extension grow the Nigerian economy. As a business that has experienced the power of digital technology and its exponential impact on growth, the project is timely and relevant especially in these times when STEM skills are in high demand.
From the 6th – 10th of September, 2021, participants ranging from age 18 – 25 came together for the live event which held at John Centre Hall, Peb 04 Plaza, Dalaba Street, Behind Shoprite, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. Participants had the opportunity of going through an intensive bootcamp where they were trained on Web Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphics Design. The 5-day workshop has been reviewed by several attendees as arguably the most insightful event they’ve attended – and to make things even more interesting; it came at no cost at all.
Day 1 of the intensive digital boot camp introduced participants to Data analysis, and Digital Marketing Fundamentals. The Sigma team was available on Day 2 to educate participants briefly on Financial Literacy after which a deep dive into the Web development and Graphics sessions commenced. The graphics sessions covered the technical know-how of graphics design; visual hierarchy, page layout techniques, design use typography. Web development classes covered the practical and theoretical aspect of web development, which involved developing a website for the Internet (World Wide Web) and also Content Management System (CMS).
The 5-day event closed with an exhibition where participants showcased their ideas, websites and designs. The most outstanding group was rewarded with a cash prize of
N200,000. Speaking with Afolabi Folayan (Executive Director, Operations Sigma Pensions), he said “In 2016, we embarked on a Digital transformation journey which has resulted in a radical transformation in our business and service delivery to both internal and external customers”. He went on to say that leveraging on technology, Sigma Pensions had little or no negative impact during the pandemic as seamless customer service was achieved with minimal interruptions. Through this Bootcamp and subsequent ones, Sigma Pensions hopes to equip young Nigerians with relevant digital skills which will serve as a springboard for a career in any preferred field in Tech.
To learn more about Sigma Pensions, their services and CSR activities, visit www.sigmapensions.com or follow @sigmapensions on all social media platforms.
About Sigma Pensions Limited
Sigma Pensions Limited is a licensed Pension Fund Administrator catering to over 750,000 contributors across the country. Sigma Pensions is owned by Actis, one of the leading Private Equity funds, with over US$7.6bn Funds Under Management invested in growth markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Since 2019, Sigma Pensions partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) and delivered 3 CSR projects targeted towards Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. The projects have successfully reached over 3000 students directly and has supported Junior Achievement Nigeria to reach over 1,000,000 young Nigerians.
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