The first graduates of our new Web Development Course

Over the past two weeks, we have enjoyed being surrounded by eager students participating in our new web development course. Together with our partner, Byte Limited, we recognized the need to enhance the digital skillset of young people. As a result, Byte Limited developed a short course in WordPress website development. Throughout this hands-on course, participants learned first-hand how to use WordPress, create a website to their likings, and move the website online.

From the feedback that we received from the students, we are confident that there is a demand for courses that focus on digital skills, and we can promise you more courses are in the pipeline! With the rains starting in Freetown, we will take it a bit slower for now and get back to you with new courses in few weeks!


Another Ideation Programme wrapped up

Over the past four weeks we have facilitated eight sessions for the students of the Ideation Programme. In a nutshell, they got an introduction in entrepreneurship and used the design thinking process to identify a (social) problem and find a suitable solution.

Even though the Ideation Programme is short, we can confirm that the students who participated put in 100% of their efforts to identify a social problem and came up with a product/service in a short period of time. We hope they will use the methodologies they learned in the programme and apply them to their business ideas, as many of them showed a keen interest on developing their business ideas.


Sweet Salone markaður

Á föstudag og laugardag héldum við annan „pop-up“ markað í Freetown. Þar sem síðasti markaðurinn okkar „get-ready-for-Christmas“ gekk svo vel ákváðum við að halda annan markað áður en að rigningartímabilið hefst af fullum þunga.

Humu og Foday frá Lettie Stuart keramikverkstæðinu voru einnig á svæðinu og sýndu og seldu nýjustu vörurnar sínar. Yasmin Metz-Johnson (Yasmin Tells) var með póstkortin sín á sölu og á föstudeginum var Uman Tok með okkur að selja margnota tíðavörur þeirra.

Fyrir þá sem búa í Freetown og gátu ekki komið á markaðinn þá er ykkur alltaf velkomið að koma og versla á skrifstofuna okkar, alla virka daga á milli 10:00-16:00. Fyrir þá sem ekki eru búsettir í Sierra Leone er ykkur velkomið að versla á www.aurorawebshop.com