It is our pleasure to announce that AfriGrowth Foundation (AGF) is currently receiving applications for its “Bring back the reading culture “Program for LEA primary schools. This program seeks to recruit experienced graduates AND undergraduates in the any profession who can fluently read English language to read children in communities.
Criteria for Selection
Candidates must be Nigerian by Nationality, must have recently graduated from an institution of higher learning and would have concluded or yet to be enrolled for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). They must be resident in Abuja and be ready to:
- Work in line with the mission and vision of the Foundation
- Commit to the scheduled period assigned
- Commit to the Program’s guidelines
- Comply with the program evaluation process
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How many times have you said to yourself that you would love to start your own business or return to school? What about the possibility of contributing to research opportunities in your career field such as medicine or education? There has been an abundance of thought put into it I’m sure but what will it take to motivate you to put those thoughts into action? For many, the answer to this question may be time, resources or other factors. However, the largest motivation to get up and get moving will come if the money is available.
Money is a major motivator for those looking to begin ventures such as education, new businesses and research. This motivational tool becomes even greater when the money is available for free. Yes! Money that doesn’t have to be repaid will definitely stimulate most people to get up and get moving towards their goals.
That’s exactly why grants are considered major means of motivation. They allow individuals to acquire funding for research, education and start-up businesses without and investment of their own as well as no need to repay the funds. This is typically the type of motivation that many individuals need to make the move towards successful endeavors.
One of the most beneficial factors of applying for grants is the fact that there is an ease of the application process. They are easily accessed once they are located and plentiful to say the least. It is understood that if there is too much of a hassle in the process of applying, many people will become frustrated and not complete the process correctly and some not at all.
Classes and seminars are often available to make the availability of grants known to many. Some people don’t apply simply because they don’t know that these funds are out there. Once word gets out, it begins to spread and it becomes a motivational rally. Everyone becomes motivated to do the things they never thought possible but now made possible through grants. Grant funding is meant to inspire and motivate the wants and desires of individuals to grow in research, education and other areas as well.
Source: Grant Funds
Are you ready for a challenge? Brimming with Ideas and waiting for the opportunity to let them out? Then this is definitely for you. AfriGrowth Foundation Innovative Challenge is an avenue where Teenagers and Youths are given the opportunity to come up with creative ideas using technology to improve learning and education in Nigeria. The Challenge will encourage the development of apps, websites or online services that help achieve this.
Finalists will win the opportunity to develop and refine their ideas during a Nine week incubation period at partner incubation hubs. The focus will be on developing a service that can be implemented and replicated in Nigeria.
During this training, Finalist will learn how to:
- Conduct market research and develop a business plan.
- Create and test their ideas and develop business models.
- Develop business skills including public speaking, presentation, leadership and teamwork.
- Pitch to prospective investors.
- In order to qualify for the challenge, individuals must be between the ages of 16-35 years.
- Individuals will be judged on scalability, impact it has on learning and education, Innovation and creativity, uniqueness of idea and presentation.
How To Enter
- Come up with an innovative idea for improving literacy and education in Nigeria using Technology
- Complete the Application Form or Make a short video explaining your idea and upload it to a public platform (e.g. YouTube).
- Submit your application or send us the link to your video.
- 10 semifinalists will win entry into the AfriGrowth Foundation Forum, held in September 2016, with a VIP experience that includes interacting with potential funders, founders of incubation hubs and start up experts.
- 7 finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their startup to a live audience and panel of esteemed judges, funders and media at the AfriGrowth Forum for a chance to win the incubation, development and implementation of their ideas.
- Mentorship: mentorship by individuals working for one of the technology companies in the Fortune 500 list.
- Media Feature: Media feature on African Independent Television (AIT).
Application for the AfriGrowth Foundation Innovative Challenge closes on July 29th 2016.
It was an exciting day for some pupils of L.E.A primary school Chika Abuja Nigeria as they were chosen to participate in the cardboard challenge which took place on the 22nd of April 2016 at L.E.A Primary school Chika Abuja Nigeria, organized by the Innovation
It was an exciting day for some pupils of L.E.A primary school Chika Abuja Nigeria as they were chosen to participate in the cardboard challenge which took place on the 22nd of April 2016 at L.E.A Primary school Chika Abuja Nigeria, organized by the Innovation Foundation and powered by AfriGrowth Foundation. The cardboard challenge was aimed at identifying the most creative ways to convert used cardboard boxes and paper to artful, playful toys that children can play with. The challenge being inspired by the story of a 9 year old boy who used old cardboard boxes to create his own version of an arcade, kids were encouraged to create their own play toys or spaces using old cardboard boxes and paper.
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This ceremony took place on the 7th December 2015. It was held to evaluate libraries in which AfriGrowth Foundation has refurbished. This brought in various LEA librarians and head teacher representatives from all the area councils in AMAC Registry hall.
The schools were encouraged to maintain the standard of the libraries as much as they can and to also encourage their pupils to take part in library reading activities, which would in turn improve their study skills as well as their pronunciations. The AfriGrowth Team also gave tips on how the librarians can engage the pupils more in the libraries.
It was indeed enlightening and the deserving schools were awarded.
AfriGrowth foundation is 10 this year and as part of its 10th year Anniversary Celebration, the Foundation has decided to refurbish 10 libraries in underserved communities in the North Central region of Nigeria.
An African child who can read is a future leader who thinks, and to increase literacy of children in these schools, the foundation needs a variety of books, which is gotten from donations. The Foundation is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to donate a book or books to help stock these libraries to give children a chance at literacy, deciding their own destinies and help make them love and want to know.
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