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
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
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.
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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