We have a vision to train 1 million Africans by 2030.
We will secure the future of Africa by providing its youth with globally viable skills.
Since 2020, our team has been working tirelessly to ensure we achieve our goal of providing premium tech education to young Africans
Learn more about how we do what we do.
Skillup Africa started out of frustration!!!
For several years, Temitayo struggled with finding good quality resources locally to fill roles at his company. Although there were always tons of young Africans applying for jobs, the majority of them do not have the right skills. This was so frustrating that he decided to pick some of the young unskilled graduates seeking job openings, housed them in his home and trained them.
In few months, they were very advanced with the knowledge and were interning at his firm. He did this with a second batch of young people and even got a better result. Then in 2019, together with a team of people committed to this mission Skillup Africa was launched in 6 locations in Lagos and a major campus in Epe offering evening and weekend classes. The success recorded in this pilot wasn’t as expected so the team resorted to creating a model around Temitayo’s initial experience which proved to be highly successful.
In 2020, the first Cohort of the Skillup Africa’s (then graduate) Training program started with 17 fellows. The program is currently in its fourth cohort and has trained a total of 81 fellows over 95% of who are doing amazingly well in their various careers.
“It takes a community to raise a child” – African Proverb
Our approach to Skillup Africa is to create a platform for knowledge sharing between those who know and those who need to know while also connecting those who want to work to those who need them.
We are building an institution that allows Africans who are advanced in their Tech careers to help raise a new generation of young Africans who are interested in kickstarting their careers in Tech. An institution by Africans for Africans (and the world)
Skillup Africa is powered by a community
Facilitators teach the in-class sections and guide the fellows through the curriculum all through their learning journey
Our mentors are professionals at the peak of their careers volunteering to share their experiences and knowledge with the fellows serving as a huge pillar of support to them as they grow.
Our Advisors help in our decision making helping us consistently find solutions that allow us to serve Skillup Africa fellows better and increase our impact.
We have relationship and career coaches who help us lead our soft skills training and also provide one on one support to the fellows in order to increase their productivity.
Our international learning partners provide us with a pool of seasoned trainers who create the baseline content with which our students learn in addition to the in-class sessions by the facilitators.
Skillup Africa is run by a team of individuals who are sold out to help people acquire great skills and become productive. Our core team will go above and beyond towards achieving our collective goals.
We are powered by passion, fueled by dedication
Meet some of the people who create magic at Skillup Africa
Group MD, ATB Tech
Dr Maymunah Kadiri
Global Coordinator, ACW
Temitayo Diadem Adegoke
Business Development Lead
Quality Assurance Lead
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Our fellows are well prepared for the workplace with our well-structured learning framework which combines the core tech skills with soft skills to help the students build great work ethic and attitudinal updates in addition to the tech skills.
WE CAN DO A LOT TOGETHER
We are committed to our mission of providing young Africans with high-quality Tech skills that are viable globally and also connecting them to life-changing opportunities across the globe. If we can do this much alone, imagine what we can achieve together