Letshego launches digital academy to build future-fit communities

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As part of its efforts to make considerable strides in its digital transformation strategy, Letshego has launched a digital academy  to help build future-fit communities.

The LetsGO Digital Mall  has been launched in 10 regional markets and according to the company, this was done  ahead of timelines .

“Letshego’s vision is clear, we wish to be a digitally-led organisation that remains adaptive to the ever-changing environment, ensuring we remain future-fit so we can continue delivering on our promise to improve lives,” said Andrew Okai, Letshego Group Chief Executive.

He said the group’s digitisation strategy is structured to achieve broad transformation across multiple functions and includes the empowerment and upliftment of digital skills within its own staff compliment.

“We are not only here to improve the lives of our customers, but also those of our own people by upskilling and empowering our employees with world-class digital skills ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of our business well into the future,” he added.

According to Enos Banda, Letshego’s Group Chairman, this is another avenue of digital empowerment for the benefit of Letshego’s regional communities, with Botswana being the first market to benefit from this digital skills initiative, launching in the first quarter of 2022.

“The launch of our LetsGO Digital Academy is intended to build and empower more Africans with world-class digital skills and experience, but also resonates directly with the ethos of Letshego’s LetsGONation.  We are building a nation for Africans, by Africans,” Banda said.

Banda reiterated that education and skills are two key levers that brighten the minds and potential of our future talent and will ensure and secure Africa’s future as an innovative, entrepreneurial hub for a multitude of sectors, including fintechs, manufacturing, digital innovation, health, agriculture and entrepreneurship.

According to officials, the LetsGO Digital Academy will initially enjoy a limited intake of 10 interns as the group fine tunes the curriculum and internship opportunities that the academy provides.

Qualifying applicants need to demonstrate foundational digital expertise, and a passion to expand their aptitude into digital financial skills and hands-on regional experience within the swiftly evolving financial sector.

In partnership with Letshego’s well regarded educational institutions and strategic commercial partners applicants will go through a thorough selection process before securing a place in the academy.

“Letshego remains committed to achieving a demonstrable social impact by empowering individuals to use their capital and financial solutions for productive purposes. The LetsGO Academy resonates this same purpose – to empower members of our community to broaden their development horizons, so they too can play a more active role and contribution within their respective regional communities and economies,” added Banda.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has sent extraordinary shock waves, challenges and tragic loss of lives across global economies.  From an economic perspective, it has forced us to shift into a different mindset to manage the increasingly unpredictable environments we now live in. Resilience, adaptability and a solid grounding in digital literacy is now no longer a unique asset for individuals, but an essential attribute for us to live and thrive in future economies.  Letshego is committed to sharing its expertise and opportunities for regional knowledge to expand the horizons of Africans across our footprint.”

 

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