Despite the rise of new technologies and the virtual environment, events are extremely useful because they allow companies or organisations to have face-to-face, direct contact with their potential and current customers. This form of interaction remains one of the most effective ways to engage, get to know the society and prospective customers.
At Paritie LTD, the year 2019 has indeed been an eventful year for us. We were involved in a lot of ways to ensure that our mission to provide simple to use solution yet world-class was achieved.
Here are some highlights our journey so far in the year in review;
Paritie Bootcamp 1.0
We kicked off the year with an online bootcamp designed for frontend website developers and saw us have a massive turn out of interested persons from which we continued with individuals who have developed their skills in various capacities. The graduands of bootcamp 1.0 were heavily involved in the new look of our website because we believe a real life project will expose them to new challenges of working in a team like ours.
The advent of software development has raised a lot of questions and such questions include significance of design in the workflow of software engineering. It was a meetup put together by our product design lead, Mr Abdulqahar Usman to let the world know about the importance of good design which is proportional to good business. Design enthusiasts had a feel of meeting like minds and were exposed to latest trends and tools in the design world and somewhat was against the norms of having software inclined meetups.
Girls in ICT Day
We know the importance of women play in the society and remain abreast with the status quo of the female gender participation in the ICT industry. It inspired us to organise an event that brought together girls from eight (8) senior secondary schools made up of Government and Private schools in Minna, Niger State on the 22nd of May, 2019. The event was aimed at empowering and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICT and was graced by the representative of the State Ministry of Tertiary Education .
Startup Nigeria 2019
Lest you forget, we analysed the challenges faced by professionals in Minna, Niger State which were not too peculiar and thought it necessary to start up a coworking space where individuals in dere need of internet, a space work and power could come in and share in the paritie experience. With this development, we interacted with business owners who needed support in form advice and technical consultancy and saw the need to partner with Ventures Platform to co-host Startup Nigeria 2019. Startup Nigeria is a 3 month programme geared towards early staged business in need of financial and technical assistance. With this programme, we held an information session that served as an avenue to enlighten the public about Startup Nigeria program, respond to questions and guide interested individuals to sign up on the application website. At the end of the pre-incubation period where startup where coached for five days at our innovation hub in Minna, they proceeded for the regional competition where one of our pre-incubated startup Agriple emerged as the winner for the north central region taking home the prize money of Two Million Naira.
Digital Marketing for Female Entrepreneurs
We are a team that believes that the ICT space big enough for anyone with interest and determined mind. This event was organised with the aim of bridging the digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global market. We hosted young female entrepreneurs and empowered them with skills which are fundamental to the globe of business by exposing them to tools that can enhance their online presence and improve their productivity as a freelancer or employed personnel.
Internet Security Awareness
With the recent projections of the number of devices to be acquired in years to come, we have set out to sensitize people on the need to safeguard their information while using the internet. We visited the National Youth Service Corps, Chanchaga zonal office, State Fire Service, Tunga and Limawa Secondary School to sensitize staff and students respectively on the current exploits in the cyber security world and ways to stay safe while using the internet and other communication channels that exist in our domain.
Mess up Chat
Success stories can be very interesting to listen to or read about, little do people know that there is a process involved in becoming successful. Entrepreneurs face alot of challenges before hitting Gold and we felt a forum to discuss ugly moments in one’s journey could inspire another generation. Mess up chat was a forum where aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs/startup founders shared their ugly experiences and served as a therapy session for failed business attempts, knowing the reasons why businesses fail and how to avoid such pitfalls.
Paritie One Day Internship 1 and 2
Catch them young they say but do we really inspire them after we catch them young? Paritie One Day Internship brings together students from various secondary schools in Minna, Niger State to have a fill of how we at Paritie LTD work and offer them hope of having a career in ICT that suit their personality and skill set. It is geared towards making students understand how an ICT company run its daily activities and help the students gain experience about the workings of an ICT company as we promote the need for digital literacy in our society.
The year 2019 was an eventful year for us and we believe that we have alot of work to be done in terms of actualizing our dreams of a Niger State that will set the pace in terms of technological advancement and in turn bring about the provision of job opportunities that will cater for the needs of every citizen. We would like to thank every partner, customer, friend and well wisher whose support has brought us this far and we believe with your support come the start of the new decade we would achieve great things together. Until we see in 2020, stay safe and have a wonderful new year ahead.