Education is the passport to the future; for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it todayMalcolm X
Keeping this quote in mind Calcey recently dived into a partnership with the Karuna Trust to empower disadvantaged youth. Our goal was to create and support a full-time training program that would provide young people who had completed A/L’s, but not got selected to local universities, a foundation in IT and software development, preparing them to take up internships in software companies within 6 to 8 months.
A call for applications was sent out and participants for the program were chosen through a shortlisting process. It was encouraging to see a significant number of female applicants. The program curriculum was designed by Calcey and YMBA Maharagama provided a venue for conducting classes. Calcey interviewed and hired a full-time instructor. Then the program kicked off on the 27th of June, 2019 and is now underway with sessions also being delivered by Calcey team members, who have industry experience and expertise in the various technology or subject areas being discussed.
We’ve been thrilled with the feedback we’ve got so far. It’s great to see the students enjoying the curriculum we designed and wonderful to see their enthusiasm to learn. Our team members facilitating the program are energized by the thought of supporting these youth to become self-sufficient and acquire skills in a growing industry that can take them anywhere in the world.
Calcey has conducted a similar program in Rambuka before and its success led to many requests for another batch to be provided the same opportunity. This time we chose to locate it in Maharagama, so that its easier on our team members who are volunteering their time for this worthy cause.
Cheers to more sessions to come.