Three hot digital skills you should learn in 2021

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We live in an innovative age, and sharpening one’s digital skills is Key to success. Learning new virtual skills can help become a social entrepreneur, grow your resume, and of course, have fun. Here are some digital skills you must learn;


Copywriting is the art of writing texts for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing. It is aimed at increasing awareness of a brand, products, web pages, ads, and promotional materials. For every good website, a skilled copywriter is needed.  Most businesses enlist the service of a Copywriter who can work remotely. Copywriters use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which requires lots of skills, which comes with mouthwatering rewards especially with the use of social media.

Web Design and Maintenance

Web design also called ‘Web Development’ is the process of creating websites. It is lucrative and requires a lot of skills like webpage layout, content creation, and graphic designs. Web designing is an exciting career for a creative mind. The Web Design Industry is constantly progressing, it, therefore, requires that websites be updated periodically. A web designer sure wouldn’t run out of jobs.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is advertising through online or digital channels such as social media and search engines. According to, ‘96% of adults use social media every day, the online market is a massive place to use to one’s advantage. Digital Marketing is a skill that is highly sought over other forms of marketing due to its wider audience reach. 

Find any appealing? Learn and be proficient in at least one of the skills, It will sure give you an edge wherever you go.

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Empowering Young Minds: iKapture’s Digital Skill-Up Bootcamp 2021

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The objective of the 2021 Digital Skill-up Bootcamp was to educate and equip young children aged 4 -18 with relevant 21st-century digital skills needed to thrive in the digital world today.

During the last two weeks of July, the iKapture team visited over 10 schools to sensitize students on the need for digital skills acquisition. The sensitization was also made at media houses and social media pages.

Amazingly, the 2021 DSB featured a digital Crèche with kids less than 5 years old. These young minds were trained on basic computer literacy, Microsoft Office (Word and Powerpoint) and digital communications. The Senior category (age 6 – 18) were excited to learn additional and interactive digital skills such as programming, paper prototype, whiteboard animation, HTML, WordPress and Scratch animations. Soft skills and personal skills were not left out as participants learned public speaking, team building/communication and goal setting. Due to the need to stay secure from cyber harm, the program featured a session on Cyber safety tips for kids anchored by one of our partners, the Cybersafe Foundation. In the course of the training, participants worked on various projects which were presented during the graduation celebration event.

During the graduation celebration, parents had the pleasure of excitedly watching their wards present their digital projects. One parent particularly expressed her unreserved excitement when her daughter showed her how to create a mobile application. This and many other positive reports were what we got. The celebration event was marked by gift-giving of back-to-school items and awards of certificates to the participants, volunteers and facilitators. 

During the graduation event the participants gave positive feedback, here are a few:

My favorite session at the program was the White Board Animation, I always looked forward  this class, I have become proficient In it and I look forward to learning it further next year. – Emmanuel Egwin,  DSB class of 2021

It was awesome this year, I learnt Scratch, Canva, HTML, Ebook publishing. I enjoyed myself so much, that I can’t wait for next year. –Lorayne Ike- Ibekie, DSB class of 2021

I liked all the moments at the Digital skill-up program, my favorite programs were HTML, JavaScript and CSS, I want to learn drone making next year.  – Nathan Bassey, DSB class of 2021

The heartwarming feedback will inform the offering of the 2022 Digital Skill-Up Bootcamp. At iKapture, we are more than happy to work with children towards achieving their dreams of becoming digital experts in the future.

Throwback to Technovation Girls Calabar Celebration held on May 21, 2021

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Technovation Girls challenge equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer and mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems. This annual competition is hosted in the South South region of Nigeria by iKapture Centre for Development with support from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and American Space Calabar.

The journey began in January, 2021. Secondary schools and after-school centers in Cross River State were visited as well as those in Abia, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi State to brief them about the program. With the support of the school administrations and their mentors, over 250 girls accepted our challenge to form teams, identify and solve real-world problems in their communities through technology and entrepreneurship. With the guidance of their mentors, they spent about five months participating in the program: learning how to code and create mobile apps to solve community problems like poor quality of education, lack of healthcare services, fake food products and more. 

However, the success of the program would not have been possible without the support of the regional ambassador, Grace Ihejiamaizu and the over 35 mentors who worked with teams from start to finish, providing the resources and motivation they needed to complete their projects and members of the organizing team for step-by-step guidance throughout the timeline. In her opening address, the current Executive Director of iKapture Centre for Development, Mrs. Juliet Inyang, said “the Technovation program is one of the yearly ingenious programs offered by iKapture Centre for Development among others like Academic tutorials, Digital Summer Bootcamp and YLead Fellowship. We encourage you parents and guardian to take advantages of these program by enrolling your wards. Thinking of technology? Think Technovation… At iKapture, your young girls are the future of Tech!”.

The celebration with about 300 people in attendance including participants, teachers, mentors, parents, guests and volunteers was aimed at bringing girls together, inspiring and encouraging them to take on more tech studies and competitions.

The Special Guest of Honour, Dr. Betta Edu, Cross River State Commissioner for Health, whose presence was graciously enjoyed by all, encouraged the participants to practice innovative thinking as the world is transforming rapidly with technology.

The event was graced by other dignitaries and notable personalities in Cross River State such as Engr. Dr. Mrs. Faithpraise Otosi (Pioneer HOD of Computer Engineering, UNICAL), Mr. Patrick Ndifon (CEO of Psifon), Hon. Emmanuel Etim (SSA to the Governor on Youth Affairs, CRS), and Mr. Elisha  Agbama (CEO of 525 System). The guest speakers and panelists gave enjoyable warmth as they commended the effort of the sponsors and organizers of Technovation and enjoined that empowerment be continued for the girl-child. The girls were urged to become tech savvy, grabbing every learning opportunity as it comes. 

Excitement could be seen in the faces of all, as awards were given to participating schools, mentors, and dignitaries. The event ended with everyone celebrating and grateful to the Technovation Girls Nigeria.

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