Cameroon : Yango to launch tech bootcamps with Practicum

By : Samira Njoya

Date : lundi, 07 novembre 2022 12:03

Yango is stepping up its actions in Cameroon. In July, the company launched a bike hailing service in Douala.  

Last Wednesday, ride-hailing service Yango announced the upcoming launch of the IT education project Practicum in Cameroon to boost digital education.

The Practicum project will allow Cameroonians to acquire practical experience in modern and sought-after professions like computer science, coding and web development through experiments.

"As a carpooling application, Yango is constantly taking action to boost digital adoption. By providing access to this online platform, we want to continue our mission and expand Cameroonians' access to technology and knowledge by providing more learning options. In other regions, we have successfully implemented Practicum in several fields including education, rehabilitation, and advanced training. Our team is confident that they will achieve great results in Cameroon and train more tech experts to drive development in the local market," said Didier Theze, Yango Country Manager in Cameroon.

Yango entered the Cameroonian market on November 15, 2021. Within just one year, its popularity has grown significantly and, it intends to go up a notch by giving Cameroonians the opportunity to learn through Practicum, a US-based online platform. The platform organizes intensive boot camps that equip learners with essential skills to become more effective in the job market. It claims 87% of its alumni have found a tech job in the six months after completing the boot camps.

In Cameroon, though the effective launch date is still unknown, we know that the boot camps offered will include data analytics and web development as those professions are among the most in-demand in the region and contribute to the country’s economy. The courses to be taught in Cameroon were developed with contributions from Yango's engineers, who contributed their development and integration expertise for effective impacts.

Samira Njoya


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