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Youth in Uganda Among the 40,000 to Benefit from Free Digital Training
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is announcing a timely collaboration with IBM to empower young women and men in Africa and the Middle East with the digital skills, workforce readiness proficiencies, and business knowledge needed for successful careers, social wellbeing, and economic growth.
DOT will work with local organizations to help young people tap into IBM’s free Open P-TECH’s (ptech.org) career readiness curricula. The platform equips learners with competencies in foundational technologies used in all industries, such as AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity, along with professional workplace skills like design thinking, teaming, and presentations.
Together, the organizations will aim to reach at least 40,000 young people in 8 countries – Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Jordan and Lebanon. 70% of the youth will be young women.
The pandemic has laid bare the gaps and inequitable access to the digital literacy, employment and entrepreneurship skills that youth require to innovate, compete for jobs, or start businesses in a digital economy. The gender gap is extreme – with women over 50% less likely to be online than men in least developed countries where 390 million women remain unconnected.
Poised to change this are IBM’s new Open P-TECH digital education platform with its potential to scale within formal and informal education systems, and the support of DOT’s network of young leaders with the facilitation, coaching and peer-to-peer talents that are critical to the effectiveness, application and retention of online learning.
“Providing career skills to youth, particularly young women and those from under-resourced communities, can be life changing,” said Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM Vice President and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility. With resources like IBM Open P-Tech bolstered by the efforts of organizations like Digital Opportunity Trust, we aim to advance equity and create access to opportunity.”

The collaboration brings together complementary experience and assets: IBM with its technology and business expertise, and DOT with its extensive channels to youth and local community ecosystems. DOT’s research shows that young people with these skills become the leaders and contributors to the digital transformation of their communities, countries, and economies.
DOT Founder and CEO Janet Longmore said: “DOT and IBM have a history working together and developing the mutual trust that underpins successful collaboration. This partnership, around the Open P-TECH platform, is an example of how the private sector and a social enterprise with “feet on the street” can mobilize their assets to benefit youth and young women in marginalized, rural and remote communities. We share a belief that youth want opportunities to be the innovators and catalysts of digital transformation, shaping the future of work in an inclusive world.”
About Digital Opportunity Trust
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) works with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators. As an international organization with locally-managed offices in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania, DOT has worked in 25 countries as development innovators and catalysts since being founded in 2001. DOT’s growing network of 6,000 local youth have created opportunities for over 1 million people in communities across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Indigenous Canada. Learn more about DOT at https://dotrust.org.
About IBM Open P-TECH
Open P-TECH is a digital education platform focused on workplace learning and digital skills. The platform, building on the industry-leading P-TECH program, equips learners with foundational technology competencies. Training in technologies such as AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity, along with professional skills like design thinking, that are highly valued in the market set Open P-TECH apart. Open P-TECH is available to students and teachers worldwide at https://open.ptech.org.

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VIDIYO! Doreen Kabareebe alaze sikiiru y’okuzina, kino kye bayita okunyenya ekiwato n’omusajja n’asiima

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Family Throws Out Covid 19 Suspect

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Family Throws out Covid 19 Suspect

In a desperate move to avoid contracting the deadly covid19 virus,a family decided to isolate their Son in the bush after he started showing symptoms.

Locals in Kangole Sub County , Bukedea district were surprised to learn that the teenage son was living in the bush after he developed a sudden cough.

Micheal Moses Ocan the area LC says the Covid 19 suspect had recently traveled home from Kampala where he was studying when he presented Covid 19 like symptoms including a cough ,fever and runny nose.

Out of panic,the family members decided to isolate the boy in the bush for fear of contracting the virus.


“When the family discovered that he had signs of the virus, they agreed to isolate him in the bush. He also accepted since his body was not normal”, Ocan told police.  

Family Throws out Covid 19 Suspect

He says the family whose names have been witheld have since been checking on and treating the boy from the bush.

He is now being treated in the bush where he is provided with everything including food. His samples were picked by the district task force to confirm whether he is negative or positive.” Ocan says.

Geoffrey Okiswa, the Bukedea Resident District Commissioner expalins that lack of isolation centers in the district has led to circumstances like this.

“As a district, we do not have an isolation center and funds but we are working hard to reach people in the community to educate them on the dangers of the virus”, said Okiswa.

It is not yet clear what ailment the covid19 suspect is being treated for considering he has not tested for the virus as yet.

The Bukedea District authorities say the community doesn’t have have testing kits to check if a suspect is positive or negative .

Also lack of isolation centers has led to an increase in suspected cases upcountry because most families live in large numbers and share one room.



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Sheilah Gashumba teases netizens with 4 stylish bathroom pics

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Sheilah Gashumba shares exclusive pics while cooling off as she sips on Martinelli in the bathtub

Admittedly, bathrooms often get the reputation for being one of the least stylish rooms of the entire home.

Sheilah Gashumba shares exclusive pics while cooling off as she sips on Martinelli in the bathtub

Whether you’re working with a small powder room or the main suite, bathrooms are often regarded as being strictly utilitarian: Where you dry your hair, brush your teeth, or perfect your skincare routine. But in reality? Bathrooms are bursting with endless inspiration—you just need to get a little creative.

Socialite Sheilah Gashumba has taken the whole game to another level as she shared four stylish and exciting bathroom pics.

She proudly flashes her controversial tattoo she acquired after nasty break up with God’s Plan

In the pics, Sheilah, who is currently in South African for business sips on a glass of Martinelli as she cools off after a long day in the bathtub.


She also flashes her controversial tattoo she got after breaking up with God’s Plan.

“Before you search for someone to love you. You must love yourself first. Self love is the best love. Two hour shower playing my favorite songs and drinking my favorite sparkling wine @martinellisug”, she captions the pics.

Sheilah Gashumba shares exciting bathroom pics on social media

Of course social media in-laws have already camped on her posts demanding the 25 year old public figure to reveal to them who took the those shots.

Will she respond? Well we are waiting!

Meanwhile, Sheilah Gashumba is also warming up for a mega return on screen. Earlier this month she posted exclusive pics while on set.

“Filming daily from 6AM to 10PM with a South African production company, Can’t WAIT for you guys to find out what TV show we are working on”, she notified her fans about her return on screen.



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