On April 12, 2016 Google announced a plan to train 1 Million African youth on digital skills within one year.
As a result of this announcement Google partnered with Blu Flamingo to bolster its already existing program; DigiCon Mini, a digital training initiative targeting the youth. A partnership was born with training delivered by Blu Flamingo, with support from Google.
The initiative kicked off in Uganda and Rwanda with the first phase running from September to December 2016 training over 11,097 young Ugandans and 9,663 Rwandans.
DigiCon Mini is a new pathway in education, employment, and empowerment, proving that by learning and improving digital skills, one can increase their chances of becoming employed or starting their own business or freelance career in Sub-Saharan Africa.