Google hopes to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills – CEO

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LAGOS, NIGERIA (JULY 27, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday (July 27).

Speaking at a company conference in Lagos, Sundar Pichai said the company had reached their initial target of training 1 million people.

Google’s pledge marked an expansion of an initiative it launched in April 2016 to train young Africans in digital skills.

Google also announced plans to provide more than $3 million in equity-free funding, mentorship and working space access to more than 60 African start-ups over three years.


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