|Google announced in early 2016 that they aim to train one million Africans across the continent, to help prepare the youth to successfully participate in the digital economy. With high numbers of unemployed youth, the training can help alleviate this current trend by fostering new entrepreneurs and work opportunities. Access to these skills and the ability to apply them will equip individuals with the necessary tools to improve their own livelihood, whilst at the same time contribute to the growth and prosperity of their communities. This vision is shared by The Fact Foundry, and is excited to be associated with Google in this endeavour.|
The Fact Foundry will be running half-day training sessions for anyone interested in acquiring basic digital skills. Numerous training sessions will take place during August and September in and around all nine provinces (with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town Metros). All training will be free of charge.