Nigerian Startups Assisted $2.5 m from Google

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Google confirmed of extending their helping hand to the other nations and non-profit organizations. The company will fund over $50 million to the different organizations. $20 million has been marked up for various countries in Africa. The funding has been raised for the coming people to know about the nature of work. There will be huge technical innovations in the coming future. Thus, it is important that the future generate must be made aware.

Google also confirmed initial investment of about $2.5 million to African start-ups, Gidi Mobile and Siyavula. The main motive is to contribute to poor students in Nigeria and South Africa with free learning and education.

Nigerian start-up and Africa’s first mobile learning and personal advancement platform is Gidimo. It was created by mobile technology enterprise Gidi Mobile Ltd. The main objective of the start-up is to stimulate and empower the people in accomplishing their goals.

Our charitable organization, Google.org, is funding $20 million over the next five years to non-profits that are working to improve lives across Africa.” said Sundar Pichai, CEO Google, whilst speaking at a Google event in Lagos.

“We’re giving $2.5 million in initial grants to the non-profit of African start-ups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula. It’s to provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in South Africa and Nigeria. The grantees will also develop new digital learning materials that will be free for anyone to use.”

Sundar Pichai

“We also want to invite nonprofits from across the continent to share their ideas for how they could impact their community and beyond. So we’re launching a Google.org Impact Challenge in Africa in 2018 to award $5 million in grants”, he said.

Pichai wrapped up by highlighting that everyone is invited online to vote and help to get best ideas. Any non-profit in Africa can apply.

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