Africa technology boot-camp, Moringa School is expanding to Ghana in partnership with Impact Hub Accra.
Moringa said in a statement that the Covid-19 pandemic and the growth of the tech sector across Africa provided Moringa with an opportunity to re-think its campus-based teaching model and overall strategy. This ensured continues to make a significant contribution to the development of human capital in Africa’s tech ecosystem and connecting that human capital to meaningful opportunities.
“We are excited to bring to you this new Moringa brand that is focused on empowering students to discover their potential, grow their technical skills, and transform their realities through market-aligned tech skills training for career readiness.’’ Snehar Shah, Moringa’s new CEO said.
With a placement rate of 85% of all job-seeking alumni within 12 months of graduating from our courses, Snehar said they we convinced the problem they are solving is big enough for them to continue pursuing their vision for a world in which anyone can create their future.
‘’This partnership with Impact Hub Accra will help us empower Ghanaian students with the tools to build lasting careers with greater confidence, competence, and possibility. We cannot wait to flag off the first class later this month.’’ he said.
‘’I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long-term investors and the Mastercard Foundation for the substantial support they have given us over the years, our over 300 employer partners who consistently validate the value of our training by hiring from our alumni pool and giving us the feedback we need to improve, and most importantly, our students, and their families who support them, for trusting us with their education.” Snehar added.
Kelechi Victor Ofeogbu, Impact Hub Accra’s Chief Operating Officer, noted that there is an increasing need to train and equip professional software developers in Africa.
”As the Ghanaian technology and innovation ecosystem becomes more connected and adapts to tackle layers of local and global challenges, there is an increasing need to train and equip professional software developers who in collaboration with their peers can think about and develop quality solutions to these challenges, the ability to solve these challenges is what makes them an opportunity for growth, we are excited to partner with market leader Moringa School to bring home this opportunity for talent growth and development.” he said.
The inaugural 5-month Software Development Class in Ghana will be run by Moringa using Flatiron School’s curriculum, and delivered at Impact Hub Accra.