Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

Featuring a performance by The Muffinz + Training with the city’s Top Bloggers and Social Media Professionals
10 June 2016, Johannesburg, Digify Bytes, a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Google, the Rockefeller Foundation and British Council, is hosting its biggest training session to date – the Digify Bytes #GetDigified event on 25 June 2016 in commemoration of Youth Month in South Africa.
The Digify Bytes #GetDigified event aims to fill City Hall in the Johannesburg CBD, and train over 1000 young people during a three-hour Train-a-thon where Digify Bytes’ own young professional trainers, will take participants through the following modules;

  1. Intro into Digital Marketing
    2. Traditional vs. Digital Marketing
    3. Introduction into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
    4. Web Design + User Experience
    5. Content Marketing
    6. Social Media

Launched in South Africa in 2015 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), Digify Bytes is designed to open a new world of opportunities where digital skills provide youth with both personal and professional advantages that can create new pathways in education, employment and empowerment.  Since August, Digify Bytes courses have been offered at local universities, colleges, high schools, youth organisations and community groups throughout the country. Courses are offered for free to both participants and host organisations.
“We’re really excited about hosting one of our largest Digify Bytes sessions to-date in South Africa. The goal of the #Get Digified event is to reach as many young people as possible, as we aim to tackle South Africa’s youth unemployment rate by up-skilling youth and enlightening them about the endless opportunities that can be unlocked with the use of basic digital skills,”  said Sherry Dzinoreva, Program Director, Digify Africa.
Popular South African soulful quintet The Muffinz will play at the event as well as share their expertise on how the digital space has assisted them grow their brand and musical footprint across the globe. There will also be collaborative training with some of Johannesburg’s top bloggers and social media professionals to help facilitate the sessions throughout the day.
Event details:
Date: 25 June 2016
Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. kick-off
Venue: City Hall, Corner Albert Street, Johannesburg, 2001
About Digify Africa
Digify Africa is a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Google, the Rockefeller Foundation and British Council. The programme is designed to up-skill the next generation of digital talent in preparation for jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities across the continent. Launched in South Africa in 2014 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), Digify Africa consists of Digify Pro, Digify Bytes and DigifyAfrica.com, three initiatives that offer real-world practical learning experiences delivered by young digital professionals.

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