May 25, 2022

Ishango.ai and Dataquest Create Partnership to Nurture the Talent of African Data Scientists

Dataquest and Ishango.ai are proud to announce a new partnership to improve inclusivity and diversity in the data science field.

Dataquest will provide four hundred scholarships to Ishango.ai to support the growth of data science talent in Africa. Scholarship recipients from across Africa will receive  access to Dataquest data science courses, which will prepare them for a career in the data industry. The partnership with Dataquest will help to further Ishango.ai’s mission to put African data science talent on the global map and create data jobs in the region.

“My goal when I started Dataquest was to help millions of people break into the data field.  I’m excited to collaborate with Ishango.ai to build the infrastructure to train African data scientists and connect them with global remote work opportunities. This scholarship initiative helps us continue our mission of improving access to data education.”
—Vik Paruchuri, Dataquest Founder

We are very excited about our partnership with Dataquest. At Ishango.ai we know firsthand that there is a wealth of talent across Africa that remains untapped due to a lack of upskilling and job opportunities. Dataquest scholarships will further our work of building the pipeline of African data science talent that is ready to work at an international level and create global impact.—Eunice Baguma Ball, Co-Founder, Ishango.ai

About Ishango

Ishango.ai is an innovative social enterprise bringing high-skill data science jobs to Africa and demonstrating the wealth of talent available on the continent. Through our two month data science fellowship, fellows gain real-world experience working remotely on value-adding projects for global host organizations. Since its launch in 2021, Ishango.ai has supported data science talent from seven African countries and connected them with global companies from across Europe, U.S., and Australia.

About Dataquest

Dataquest was founded in 2015 to help learners build real-world skills and advance their careers in data. Dataquest is the #1-rated, browser-based, self-directed data science learning platform. Users learn concepts, write code, and build real-world projects directly in their browser. Dataquest’s learning paths are expertly designed to help learners reach their data career goals efficiently, regardless of their experience level. Dataquest has helped tens of thousands of learners start or advance their careers at companies like Amazon, SpaceX, and Tesla.