Hargabits is a youth based social enterprise that uses ICT multimedia creatively to improve the lives of less privileged youth from the non-formal settlement co-founded by Shaqodoon Organization in partnership with Oxfam Novib. Hargabits target population is the youth from the informal settlement areas of Hargeisa which is significant portion of the society. These youths are faced with many socio-economic challenges that hinder them from progressing in life and making meaningful contribution to their societies. Key among these challenges is Lack of education and employment opportunities which leaves the youth idle and despaired and leads them to engaging in vices such as drug abuse, join extremist groups, illegal migration and theft among others. The major cause of unemployment among these youth is their inability to access skills and education.
Hargabits is offering ICT training for these youth to give them skills to enable them engage in gainful income generating activities. The training is conducted in three levels/stages which include taught theory and practicals’ and hands on training through internship. The training curricula is based on creativity and encompasses marketable applications including graphic designs, motion designs, video editing, app development, web-design and development. The beneficiaries are also offered entrepreneurship training to give them self-reliance skills in business planning and management. This gives them capacity to develop and actualize ideas and engage in self-employment. The program also aims at linking these youths to financial facilities to enable them access funds to start and strengthen their own innovative ideas.
Life skills’ training is another key component of the capacity building objective. The Life skills’ trainings is designed to assist youth to acquire necessary skills of job hunting including career development, resume writing, interview practice, work ethics, communication and leadership skills.
Aspires venerable young people to realized their full potentialities and access to meaningful work opportunities through creativity and innovation using ICT
Leveraging on technology to transform lives
- Innovation: embracing the latest tools in technology and adapting constantly to the world around us in order to develop a wide range of digital content.
- Relevance: training real-life skills that are in line with business needs in order to gain a better access to job markets and make a difference to others.
- creativity: practiced as the process of creation, of constructing one’s own identity and of going in new directions.
Hargabits have a dedicated, passionate team which works around the clock to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. The team has experiences from diverse sectors; for example, project management, youth development, entrepreneurship, ICT and creativity etc. The team always makes sure that they keep upto date emerging technologies and skills that trickles back to the students. This is with the aim of making sure the graduates are able to adapt and cope with their economic and social challenges.
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Gouled is one of the trainer’s of hargabits digital design school.