eHealth Africa Academy is a free 2-month web development training programme. Applications for the first female-only cohort of the academy, to be hosted in January 2022, are now open.
The decision to conduct a female-only cohort is part of the eHealth Africa (eHA) Academy’s commitment to reduce the barriers for women starting tech careers. “We are excited about this cohort, to play our part in closing the gender gap within the tech space,” said Oladele Oloruntoba, eHA New Business Development Manager.
The Academy combines modules, workshops, mentoring, and a specific project to train members of the programme and help with kick-starting their careers. Successful participants, at the end of the training, will be linked to internships in software development, quality assurance engineering, business analysis, as well as UI/UX design.
eHealth Africa, a non-profit organization based in Kano, Nigeria, develops “stronger” health systems in Africa with data-driven solutions. The organization provides underserved communities with tech-enabled tools to promote healthy living.
eHealth Africa launched eHealth Academy in Conakry, Guinea in 2016. An 8-week curriculum in software development and network engineering was developed by the eHealth Africa (eHA) team. The Academy was free for every participant, and the courses were taught by expert instructors. The purpose of the programme was to improve the skills of West African software developers.
To date, eHealth Africa Academy has hosted 20 sessions with a number of 74 participants out of the total 1,632 applications received.
As stated earlier, the programme is 100% free, however, the following requirements must be met to ensure successful participation:
- Basic computer knowledge
- Having access to a laptop
- Having access to an internet connection.
The modules to be taught include:
- Introduction to Web Design & Development/Development Tools
- Introduction to HTML & CSS
- HTML/JS: Making Web Pages Interactive.
Applicants have to complete an assessment, which will determine whether their application will be accepted.
To join the academy, apply here.