In an effort to promote access to education for children in low-income communities, a non-governmental organization known as Teach For Nigeria has hosted a pitch contest for Alumni-led Education focused Initiatives in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, Folawe Omikunle, CEO, Teach for Nigeria said, Teach For Nigeria is on a mission to address the issue of educational inequity in Nigeria.
According to him, Teach For Nigeria, a non-profit organization focused on enlisting Nigeria’s most promising future leaders in an effort to expand educational and life opportunities for all children in Nigeria hosted its first ever pitch contest at the Gusau Institute, Kaduna.
He went further to say that, Participants will pitch for seed funding to scale their initiatives aimed at addressing educational challenges in Nigeria. He added that, the pitch contest was hosted as part of Teach For Nigeria’s Incubation Hub Program, earlier launched in October, to support Teach for Nigeria Alumni in the social innovation space with resources needed to drive their initiatives focused on promoting access to education for children in low-income communities.
Twenty Teach For Nigeria alumni-led Northern based initiatives had been selected as part of the pioneer cohort at the virtual launch of the Incubation Hub. During the event, five of the participants who had been selected as part of the pioneer cohort for the Hub had the opportunity to pitch for seed funding.
At the end of the contest, Bookaclan Knowledge Hub led by Samuel Onyeledo and No box Initiate led by Abdullahi Ibrahim were awarded with a seed grant of one million naira each to set up and expand their initiatives.