Konga will be 3 years officially by tomorrow 4th of July and as part of month-long celebrations, the eCommerce giant has announced a partnership with the Audax Code School to train kids aged 9 – 16 how to programme.
Audax Code School is an initiative of Audax Solutions which provides in-depth introduction to computer programming skills based on the fundamentals of web and mobile apps development. The lucky children will be hand-picked by Audax from Public schools, orphanages and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
“The initiative is in line with the company’s vision to utilise internet and mobile technologies to create a pan African platform that enables trade and commerce for millions of sellers and buyers”, said Olatomiwa Akande, Head of PR in a statement to Techpoint.
Akande recounts some highlights of the company’s operations in Nigeria since it was founded in a small garage by Sim Shagaya in July 2012:
Konga started by selling beauty, personal and baby care products to online shoppers in Lagos. The company grew quickly with the rapid expansion of product categories and geographic reach. Today Konga delivers products to every state in Nigeria and now has a massive array of over 200,000 products listed for sale on its site. We have a strong social media followership of close to 2 million people.