Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com, has introduced Software Developers Internship Program, an initiative to give back to the tech community by providing learning opportunities and professional experience to students at the tertiary education as well as fresh graduates.
The program which is currently focused on software developers comprises of two categories of trainees:
- Enrolled university students fulfilling their I.T (Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any related field)
- Fresh graduates and NYSC members with a passion for programming – Konga Kadets.
Speaking about the Konga Software Developers Internship Program, Ikeoluwapo Adebowale; Konga’s VP, People Engagement said, “At Konga, technology is one of our major drivers to enable us attain our mission. With the scarcity of software developers in Nigeria, we believe that our internship programme can contribute to encouraging young graduates interested in this area. Software developers love an environment with the opportunity to learn and the autonomy to unleash creativity and innovativeness. That’s how we are in Konga and look forward to grooming the best software developers in Nigeria.”
The CEO of Konga Online Shopping Limited, Shola Adekoya said “Konga Software Developers Internship Programis in line with Konga’s thought leadership positioning as a powerful force for economic growth in Africa which is empowering businesses who in turn are able to grow and employ labour. The Konga story is still being written as its ultimate goal is to connect Africans with each other and the rest of the world through commerce and technology and manpower development is key in actualizing this.”
In line with achieving this vision, Konga is launching the first of its kind – Software Developers Hackathon in one of the Federal Universities in Nigeria. The event is scheduled to hold on the 29th of October 2016. Konga is excited about the response of students to this event and we are expecting a great turnout of students in their 3rd, 4th and 5th year.
As Nigeria’s largest online mall, trading tens of thousands of items with nationwide delivery that has been listed as one of the Great Place to Work in Nigeria, Konga is passionate about the development of human capital that can boost the talent pool in our industry. The company was founded in 2012 by Nigerian entrepreneur, Sim Shagaya; with a guiding mission ‘To Become the Engine of Trade and Commerce in Africa’. This is why we are striving to break the circle of dearth in skilled manpower by putting in place programs that empower people, by increasing their skill level to drive the technological advancement we envisage.