Funtrench has announced a new partnership with US-based blockchain certification company, Blockchain Training Alliance (BTA) to offer certified blockchain-related courses in Kenya. This partnership puts Kenya as one of the African countries besides South Africa and Nigeria where BTA accredited blockchain courses are offered.
Funtrench is the first blockchain educational institution in Eastern Africa.The collaboration with BTA according to the company will enable it to create a talent pool of individuals that are savvy in industry 4.0 technologies.
Kingsley Ndiewo, CEO Funtrench Ltd said “Funtrench is not just a business; Funtrench is a revolution. We are happy to be officially launching our company ten months after opening our blockchain campus in Parklands, Nairobi. Moreover, we are grateful that we have been nominated for the 2019 Katerva Award in human development. Our idea of a talent ecosystem is somewhat similar to the Japanese keiretsu whose interlocking parts establish a self-sustaining system. We, therefore, believe that collaboration works better than competing. That is why we are striving to partner with institutions like BTA.”
“Our strategic partnership with Funtrench was ignited through their passion for education. Funtrench is nominated for the 2019 Katerva Award in Human Development, recognizing Funtrench’s goal of global sustainability for the Kenyan workforce. We are delighted to collaborate with Funtrench and look forward to achieving our joint goals in helping to bring immense value to individuals and companies.” Chad Decker, CEO Blockchain Training Alliance added.
Funtrench focuses on practical training where learners are instilled with skills to build solutions based on emerging technologies that address African problems. To this end, Funtrench has joined hands with Nairobi-based tertiary institution Oshwal College and Kenyan NGO AkiraChix to offer courses in blockchain foundation, blockchain developer, Python programming, and game development.
The company says it is set to roll out machine learning and augmented reality courses in the near future to further promote the adoption of emerging technologies in Africa and beyond.
Onyango, a member of Kenya’s Blockchain and AI taskforce also attended the launch event held at the Movenpick Hotel in Nairobi.