A few minutes after the first Google Africa Developer Scholarship program acceptance emails went out, enthusiastic tweets from the recipients came flooding in from across Africa. The program, which was built in partnership with Google Africa, Andela and Pluralsight, will help 1,000 developers get their Google certification for Android and Mobile Web for free. It’s a competitive program where only the most dedicated learners are chosen to move onto the next stage.
The people sharing their journey on social media have taught us a few things about the power of tech skills.
Giving someone new skill development opportunities can shift their mindset dramatically.
Progress can happen faster than you think.
Even a lack of wifi or personal computer can't stop dedicated learners.
Skill development is a party!
Skill development is better with friends who share your passion.
Few things are more powerful than a group of motivated women.
Mistakes are a valuable part of the learning process.
Hard work pays off!
Learn more about the Grow with Google program here.
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