The centre, the youngest of the centres is located in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State and was established in 2016 while the other two centres are the Ajegunle Centre in Lagos and Aba Centre.
The increase in girl enrolment and graduation according to team leader Amina Idris, can be credited to success stories of earlier entrants who have gone on to start businesses of their own after graduation.
As a result of this, parents and guardians get motivated to register their children as well as tell their stories inspire more young people to participate.
As the host community for the LIFE Program in the Northeast, the centre has trained over 250 youths from the community as well as neighbouring communities including boys as well.
The duration of the training usually takes 10 weeks and incorporates digital skills and Microsoft Office applications as part of its curriculum as well as other activities and trainings like the girls code camp.
The centre has also introduced the program into Secondary Schools in Kano tagged, “Life at School Club Program. ”
The Dakata Centre is one of the three centres of the Paradigm Initiative (PIN) Life programs established to equip young Nigerians with the necessary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills as well as entrepreneurial skills to enable them stay ahead of the competition in the job market.
The Paradigm Initiative advocates for digital inclusion with focus on the development of public policy to serve young Africans.