Digify Africa is a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Facebook. The programme is designed to upskill 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 offers practical, real-world learning experiences that are delivered by young digital professionals.
Digify Africa 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 Africa.
We help young people and organisations make a better living in the digital age. We focus on new and emerging demand-driven digital skills that can create livelihoods. Our work helps young people gain and grow their careers or business. As a result, it helps organisations – big and small – to thrive in the digital age.
Digital Skills Training Programmes on offer:
* Digital Marketing 101 for Professionals
We are looking for young professionals between the age of 18-40 who are looking to learn digital skills in an exciting evening class. Digital Marketing 101 for Professionals is available to anyone that would like to get digital skills to improve and apply to their everyday work/ personal life. The 8-week course caters for professionals at all levels, from beginners to advanced learners in the digital space.
Developing an eﬀective online presence
Understanding online advertising platforms and how to use PPC (pay per click)
Social media and learning how to craft content for your target audience
Start date: Oct 23
Time requirement: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm at Livity Africa offices in Braamfontein
* Social Media for Beginners
One-day masterclasses will help build your confidence online, and take you through practical steps on how you can:
- Use social media: the basics of today`s top platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and what they can do for you
- Look good online: get to know how to easily develop and manage your own – or your company`s – brand on the internet
- Promote things for free: learn about free tools and platforms to market and promote your business, event or group, and how simple and cheap paid-for advertising takes it even further
- Go beyond email: manage your calendars, contacts and documents through tools like Gmail
For Companies/Organisations: A Digify Africa trainer will deliver this full-one day workshop at your workplace, for a maximum of 30 participants.
Cost: R30 000 + VAT (can be hosted by us for your team for an additional venue charge)
For Individuals: We are hosting a series of one-day weekend workshops for individuals at locations around Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Cost: R1000 + VAT per person (9am-4pm)
Application period: Oct 2 -31
Individuals: Saturdays | Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18
Corporates: Depends on each company
* Digital Content 101
Digify Content 101 is a six-week course, which is targeted at those who want to be in the know about how to make content come alive on social. It’s for budding journos, those who have been in the game a little while – and may be finding it hard to cope with the changing landscape.
It takes place over four evenings and two Saturdays and covers:
- Introduction to digital content
- How to create content for social media
- SEO and optimisation
- Photography for beginners
- Video & Editing basics
Costs: R5000 early bird cost per person open until October 15 otherwise R7000 per person
Start date: Week of November 6