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MTN Ace Skilling program for young Ugandans

Date: Dec 22, 2022

Deadline 13th January 2023

The MTN Foundation has launched a youth skilling program aimed at equipping the youth with the right practical knowledge and skills that will enable them to provide innovative ICT solutions to solve community problems amidst the evolving digital world.

The program will focus on skills that will drive co-creation of innovative digital products and solutions to solve Uganda’s biggest problems in Education, Youth Empowerment, Health and Agriculture. It will be implemented in partnership with Ubunifu systems, a software development and ICT innovation firm.

How will the program work?

  1. A call for application will be put out via MTN digital channels and100 successful applicants will be selected to join the program for each cycle.
  2. The chosen 100 will be paid for to study and acquire the International Computer Driver’s License (ICDL) certificate and only those that will have successfully acquired this certificate will proceed to the next level.
  3. The next level will bring the successful candidates together into a 10-week session that will provide hands on training in technical and business skills that will  support  them identify and define community challenges in the areas of Education, Agriculture, Health and Youth Empowerment.
  4. The most successful ideas/ solutions to the identified problems will be escalated to the MTN Incubation program where they will receive mentorship and support to deliver a public good ICT solution designed for their community.


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Who Qualifies

Any Individual applying to the program must be:

  1. A student/graduate or out of school youth looking to acquire digital and entrepreneurship skills
  2. Any individual who is an entrepreneur, SMEs, MSMEs owner, or employee
  3. Must be able to commit to the program attendance of at least 80%.
  4. Should be between 18 years and 30 years
  5. Must have access to a laptop/tablet/smartphone and internet

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