Founder and CEO of Anakle, Editi Effiong, has said he empowered every child in his community with the requisite computer skills to be relevant in modern society.
He made this known on Twitter while replying a tweep who challenged him for raising concerns over the development index in Lagos.
The tweep told him to compare the level of development in Lagos state with his village and say which is better.
In response, the techpreneur said he ensured that every primary school pupil in his village can use a computer. Editi also said that they are taught how to code and have access to the internet.
He shared photos to backup his claim and wrote; ”My village has running water.
But the most important development index for me is that every child attending primary school there can use a computer, has internet access and has learned to code.
I made that happen. Now, tell me how you developed your village.”
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In other news, one Dave Partner has warned African parents about the dangers of sending their children abroad to study at an early age.
According to Dave, the number of times they may see their son or daughter again might not be up to 10 times before they die.
He said the fact that some people are rich enough to send their wards to US, UK or Canada does not mean they should do it when they are still minors.
He explained that they get accustomed to the new sociaty they are living in, and embrace a foreign culture which is alien to that of an African home.
The business trainer said one of the factors which influences a child’s change in character is what he learns in school, either from teachers of his fellow students.
Dave Partner said that the parent might only be able to see them when they graduate or after getting married to a white lady.
He further said that they will also not be interested in taking over the family business because they did not learn anything about it from their mum or dad.
The man stressed that there are a lot of things that change the child overseas which are enough to make them become distant and detached from their roots.