In a restive corner of Pakistan, a Kenyan startup will teach thousands of young people to code
27 October 2017
An African startup is out to help thousands of young people in Pakistan’s northwest learn how to code. The Moringa School, a Kenya-based for-profit for digital skills training, is rolling out a 20-week full-stack software development course in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a restive Pakistani province bordering Afghanistan. The project is part of the government-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Employment Programme, which aims to train 30,000 young people. Relaunched in October this year, the scheme taught basic digital skills to 4,000 people in its first phase in March 2016.
“We want to be able to create at least 50% of jobs in the province through the tech industry,” Asim Ishaq, deputy director of projects at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB), told Quartz.