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Youth enlightened on social media

The participants engaged each other to share experiences at the start of the RLabs Social Networking and Web 2.0 workshop at the NBIC Innovation Village.The Namibia Business Innovation Center (NBIC), together with Rlabs Academy, is hosting its first session of three workshops aimed at training young people in social media and its applications at the NBIC Innovation Village. The workshop started on 13 February and will end on the 24th of this month.
Rlabs Academy’s mission is to teach young people how to use different social networks and to learn IT skills, thus allowing them to become trainers, consultants or software developers for organisations that want to create, enhance and develop their networking activities. Previous workshop graduates have gone on to become trainers or consultants for businesses, creating about 400 jobs in total.
Rene Peterson-Parker, director of Rlabs and Brent Willians, operations director, are responsible for the Rlabs Academy and its training programmes.
According to Peterson-Parker and Williams, they empower young minds by giving them training and imparting knowledge.
“This workshop will help young people to be active in social media and be able to communicate effectively on social networks.”
One of the participants, Hasekiel, said: “I am so excited to attend this workshop, as social media has an important place in today’s digital world.”
Although the NBIC offers opportunities to the best participants to become facilitators, consultants or project staff on a volunteer basis it is only upon successful completion of the training programme. The social networking workshop is free of charge and anyone with a secondary or tertiary degree is urged to come and enter the digital industry.

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