Prior to being trained by MIT on software Engineering Kemi Owoyele at best had the basic computer
knowledge, however participating in the MIT facilitated YouthMobile Project she has gone on to build and
host her first app on Google Playstore called ‘Kids Spelling Phone’ an educational app for children.
Furthermore, from the recommendation she got from Mcanderson Institute of Technology, she went on to
represent Team Nigeria at Youth Connekt Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.
Emmanuel Adinoyi, a beneficiary was a school dropout with hardly any chance of getting a good job.
However his hardware training at the MIT facilitated YouthMobile Project exposed him to a world of limitless
Furthermore, the Cisco recommendation letter his facilitator Mr. Mike Uantioje of McAnderson Institute of
Technology helped him get went a long way in landing a job with a data collection center, where his annual
income runs into millions.
Adaeze Onukwue was a software novice prior to the MIT Facilitated YouthMobile Project. The skill
gained during the course of the Project led to her building an app – Volunteer’s Hub which aims at
connecting Volunteers who have relevant skills and hobbies with organizations that would need them.
Lukman Mahmud like many other young Nigerians had explored many options to get head start in life but none
were fulfilling or meeting his needs. Hence when the opportunity presented itself to try something new, he
jumped at it. He enrolled for the YouthMobile Training facilitated by McAnderson Institute of Technology. He
poured himself wholly into it because coding opened him to possibilities that were endless- the thrill of
bringing to life things that were not through code.
Life after the Project? Lukman Mahmud has not only made giant strides with js - building web apps for various organizations, his mobile app “Expectant Mother” soon to be launched for iOS, Android and Windows devices promises to change the face of gynecology in Nigeria. Lukman now works with MIT as Mobile App Facilitator _transmitting his knowledge into others to keep the chain of tech empowerment unbroken.
“I’m gonna be building mobile apps, websites and in just 2 months be like Mark Zuckerberg? I really want to
give it a try and yes I did!” Those were Kemi Ahmed’s words in testament to the impact of the YouthMobile
“After the two months programme, I was able to build a Real Estate Mobile App… I currently work as a Digital Marketer (thanks to the referral from MIT) where my technical skills are greatly required. Isn’t that amazing? I am really grateful to UNESCO, McAnderson Institute of Technology and everybody that has contributed to my journey of becoming a Successful Software developer.” – Kemi Ahmed.
"I am the CEO of ‘Right Mind Empowerment Initiative’ before I enrolled in the YouthMobile mobile App Project. I was having issues with how to go about building a website for our Organization. This Project was a game changer for me as an individual and a shot to our Organization. Because now we have a website and also building an Educational App on illicit drug called ‘Drug Revelation’. I was having a challenge on how to cover a vast audience but thanks to this program that have given me the platform to do that".– Ogwu Ocholi Samson.