South Africa: first graduation from “SCI-Bono’s” educational programme

In South Africa, Air Liquide has backed a pilot project for young people from underprivileged areas of Johannesburg to get into the IT sector. 25 of the initial intake of 26 passed the first 2021-2022 class.

"Learning by doing”, these young people were taught how to program web applications or to become computer network maintenance technicians. Each one had a professional mentor to help them approach the business world, including 2 people from Air Liquide.

Carried out by the Sci-Bono ICT Academy, a leading scientific center in South Africa, in association with the Simplon training school, the pilot was backed financially by the Fondation Air Liquide. The course is certified by major digital companies. Building on this success, Air Liquide and its Foundation have decided to support this project for two more years and train another 100 young people, half of whom will be girls. Eight employees of Air Liquide should be involved.