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MCM: Our Crush Is Olaseni Cole Who Founded Young Empowered Programmers (YEP)

Today we are crushing on
Olaseni Cole , the founder of Young Empowered Programmers (YEP), a company which began operations in January 2017 and has since been impacting the lives of kids and teens.

Young Empowered Programmers is a tech-education firm that trains kids and teens between the ages of 5 and 16 on Computer Programming.

Cole was motivated to launch “YEP” during his NYSC year in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

He was horrified to learn that students received only theoretical instruction about computers and a good number of the students in his classes had never even seen a computer before. Cole began to take his laptop to school every day and ensured he introduced at least one student a day to a practical understanding of how computers work. When he finished his service year, He decided to scale this idea and created Young Empowered Programmers (YEP) to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 16 to computer programming.

YEP works with various schools on a daily basis and also have a Saturday Coding Club at its learning centres on weekends.

Cole create platform for students which holds after school coding classes, as well as summer coding camps, all towards achieving its aim of raising an army of innovators, inventors builders and problem-solvers in and from Africa.

Olaseni was nominated in The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), Prize for Education category.

Over 3,000 students across several schools have been reached through YEP’s programmes and Olaseni hopes to do more and scale across the country.

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