Free Program Teaches African Immigrants Computer Skills
A local organization is celebrating three years of providing computer and financial literacy skills to African immigrants.
Thursday morning in Brooklyn Park, dozens gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of students enrolled in WanLainjo.
Keafon “WanLainjo” Lainjo emigrated from Cameroon 20 years ago and started the program called “WanLainjo.” He wanted to teach other African immigrants skills that would be necessary to succeed in the United States — such as how to browse the internet or use Microsoft Word and Power Point.
“I’ve made a lot of impact,” Lainjo said. “People are working because of this program. People are coming in here that don’t know how to work on computers. They start working on computers, they go out there and they get a job.”
The program is free, but participants are asked to pay for training materials. Funding comes from grants, donations and computer sales.
To learn more about WanLainjo, click here.