By Tom Jackson
Uganda innovation hub Outbox has partnered the Kenya-based Moringa School to deliver bootcamps focused on equipping young people with industry-relevant software engineering skills.
Launched in 2012, Outbox is developing the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in Uganda by providing access to seed funding, business training, mentorship and technical guidance to enable startups to succeed.
Having noticed the severe shortage of industry-relevant software development skills in Uganda for both startups and more established organisations, Outbox is now collaborating with Moringa School to run a series of coding bootcamps.
The bootcamps are short, intensive technical training programmes that teach programming skills that employers look for, in an immersive environment.
The initiative – Outbox EDU – will see Outbox offer Moringa School’s technology training course through a five-week full time computer science fundamentals course known as “Moringa Prep” in June 2018. Moringa Prep covers the foundational concepts to all high level programming languages. Applications are now open.
Founded in 2014, Moringa School is a learning accelerator that provides its students with both digital and professional skills training. It is an intensive tech education programme that has been implemented in Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Hong Kong, and has a 95 per cent job placement rate.
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