Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network service provider, NetOne has partnered with Elevate Trust to capacitate 75 software developers in the International Google Certification Program.
The partnership which launched in Bulawayo last week marks another feat for NetOne, as a development oriented company with impetus on empowering the youth.
Speaking at the launch, NetOne chief executive officer, Mr Lazarus Muchenje,said the company was honoured to be part of a history making program that will train the first batch of young Zimbabwean software developers under the Google Certification Scholarship.
“In line with our mission ‘To transform and develop communities through communication solutions’ NetOne has partnered with Elevate Trust to sponsor 75 students from tertiary institutions around the country to participate in this noble initiative.
“NetOne will provide resources in the form of internet access, hubs or spaces to the participants. The participants will be mentored and monitored through our partner, Elevate Trust,” said Mr Muchenje.
He said NetOne believes in supporting programmes that not only benefit the participating students but all stakeholders and the country at large.
“It is no secret that technology is a key enabler in the growth and development of any nation. Our youthful group, without a doubt, possess the necessary and requisite skills to complete the programme successfully with the right resources at hand.
“Endless possibilities lie ahead as we all forge together in building Zimbabwe. The Google Certification Scholarship programme is one of many initiatives which NetOne will endeavour to support in complementing Government efforts to capacitate the youths, who are our future,” he said.