Hargeisa, 10 December 2019 — Shaqodoon with the help of ITC (International Trade Center) launched Refugee employment and skills initiative (RESI) at HarHub (Hargeisa Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub) which will open opportunities for youth with 21st century skills to work as freelancers and serve both the local an d global communities. The program aims to reach and support all youth especially youth from displaced backgrounds.
Shaqodoon will facilitate a Digital skills training program to equip youth with the necessary technical and freelancer skills to work independently, The event gathered different stakeholders such as program committees, program beneficiaries, and other parties from the government and private sectors.
“Technology offers speed and accuracy, and since we are living in the age of information it’s imperative to teach our youth how to work as freelancers so they can serve global communities remotely.” — says Ahmed Mohamed Business Developer officer at Shaqodoon as part of his opening remarks, Ahmed expressed deep concern over the creation of employment for youth for them to find financial freedom and help them contribute to the growth of economy.
The youth will learn different skills through this program on working as online freelancers through the RESI Freelance programme. Abdifatah Aden the mentor and trainer for this program thoroughly explained RESI project, Explaining how RESI tailors its activities with targeted private and public partnerships, builds strong market connections, and brings capacity building to the next level through relevant network connections and mentorship. With this approach, RESI ensures newly acquired skill-sets translate into actual income gains and job creation.
SSG’s General Director Mr Mohamed Jama presented his newly inaugurated freelancer website Somwork which is a hub that aims to connect freelancers with employers and projects locally and internationally.
Mohamed Hassan the general director of Shaqodoon closed the occasion with encouraging message for beneficiaries, emphasizing on why Shaqodoon chose to conduct the digital skills training program aligning their core values with RESI project as Shaqodoon aspires to empower youth through entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.