Social Enterprise Ghana signs an Agreement with Moringa School and Brighter Investment to promote digital skills for jobs.
Ghana’s network of high-impact social entrepreneurs and hubs, Social Enterprise Ghana, has signed an Agreement with Moringa School and Brighter Investment to promote training in digital skills amongst the youth that leads to impactful job creation. This partnership will see Social Enterprise Ghana using the spaces provided by its 26 regional hubs and Enterprise Support Organizations to facilitate the training of young people in digital skills, starting with a five-month boot camp in Software Engineering. Moringa School, a multi-disciplinary learning accelerator committed to closing the skills gap in Africa’s job market by providing transformative tech-based learning will provide the curriculum and other training essentials while Brighter Investment, Ghana’s foremost income sharing education financing social enterprise, will provide educational loans to those who choose to enroll in these programs.
According to Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, CEO of Social Enterprise Ghana, “Ghana Government’s ambition to promote digitalization requires skills to advance the digital economy and our collaboration with Moringa School and Brighter Investment will unlock talents to leapfrog Ghana’s digital space for shared prosperity and include the marginalized and vulnerable communities in this space necessary for sustainable economic development.”
Snehar Shah, the CEO of Moringa School says, “Following our International Expansion Strategy, Moringa was excited to launch our first cohort of Software Engineering classes in Ghana during the first Quarter of 2022. We are keen to build on this partnership to train many more students using the leading US boot camp’s curriculum from Flatiron School. Social Enterprise Ghana does not only bring its training facilities but also its network to both attract the youth to train with Moringa and help channel them into jobs with Employer partners. In line with our vision of a world in which anyone can create their future, we welcome the support of Brighter Investment to make our training accessible to all youth regardless of their financial background.”
Mr Richard Adarkwah of Brighter Investment shared, “ Education should be seen as an intentional investment not just as a charity for social good. When education is seen as an investment, that is when everyone will commit their all to ensure it’s better for the development of our nation.”
About Social Enterprise Ghana
Social Enterprise Ghana (SE Ghana) is the national network for high-impact social entrepreneurs, hubs, accelerators, impact investors and enterprise support organizations in Ghana. SE Ghana has a current membership of about 800 organizations operating in diverse sectors of climate-smart agribusiness, circular economy, health services, inclusive financial services, TVET and education. SE Ghana advocates for business-friendly policies for social enterprises and supports members with training, research, access to skills, access to market, access to technology and access to finance.
SE Ghana has a goal of funding social enterprises by facilitating $1 billion dollars in Ghana by 2030.
About Moringa School
Moringa School is a multi-disciplinary learning accelerator committed to closing the skills gap in Africa’s job market by providing transformative tech-based learning. Founded in April 2014, Moringa School plays a pivotal role in developing and nurturing high potential individuals who are passionate about technology and want to take a lead role in Software Engineering and other tech-based programs.
Moringa School prides itself on training 4000+ students and placing more than 85% of its graduates into leading companies throughout Africa and the world. In 2020, Moringa school was listed among the top 50 Edtech companies in Africa by HolonIQ. The World Bank cited Moringa School as a leader in the space following its research into technology boot camps. Most recently, Moringa School was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers in 2021”
Through a distinctive learning model and curriculum partnership with Flatiron School, the no.1 US boot camp, Moringa is creating world-class developers in Africa.
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About Brighter Investment
Brighter Investment (BI) is a Canadian social enterprise with a mission to address financial barriers to higher education for students in developing countries. BI has tested an investment-led funding model for student loans over the last five years in Ghana, and the results to date show that BI students have outperformed their peers, increased their incomes and are less likely to be unemployed with their degree. These positive first results suggest that BI’s investment model is a viable solution to improve access to higher education in developing countries around the world.
Students accepted into the Brighter Investment funding program receive full payment of tuition fees, housing fees and a monthly stipend to cover the cost of books and living expenses. Students are also paired with industry professionals who act as mentors; providing them with the required guidance and support to excel academically and transition seamlessly into the world of work. Upon graduation, students repay a pre-agreed percentage of their income for a fixed number of years. Our repayment model which is dependent on students’ income ensures that students do not end up with insurmountable debt.