The Global Talent Acceleration Program Pays You to Learn to Code

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 12, 2015
References: andela.co & springwise
This talent acceleration program pays students in Africa to become software developers who work remotely. Andela offers paid training to young people and then find them remote jobs in developing in an effort to empower the disadvantaged with educational resources.

Students can apply for the four year paid fellowship at the Lagos, Nigeria Andela campus. The global talent accelerator involves a free two week boot camp and rigorous screening process. Not even 1% get in, but those who do receive full-time training that lasts three to five months (1000 hours). They learn about HTML, CSS, JavaScript and similar technologies, obtaining enough coding experience that they could work remotely for a global company. After four years in the talent acceleration program, they can stay on with Andela or apply elsewhere.