As part of efforts to constantly redefine education in Africa, Greensprings School has partnered a leading fintech firm in Nigeria, Flutterwave to provide internship opportunities for interested students.
Greensprings, a technology-driven school is aware of how the rising impact of technology on daily life has created an increased demand for technology-related jobs such as software developer, computer security analyst, data scientist, software engineering, and digital marketing.
While it seems like most schools are still caught up in the past, parents are seeking ways to ensure that their children are well-prepared for the technology jobs of the future.
Only recently, Greensprings became the first Thinking School in Nigeria, which means teachers will now adopt a growth mind-set approach towards delivering education to their students.
According to the school’s Director of Education, Ms. Helen Brocklesby, “the partnership gives our year 11 students an opportunity to get hands-on experience with latest technology applications for duration of four weeks. It is meant to equip our soon-to-be graduates with the requisite skills for the global job market.”
Expressing satisfaction with the success of the internship’s maiden edition, the Managing Director of Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji said: “Working with students from Greensprings during the four weeks has been a wonderful experience. We will like to appreciate the students’ proactive effort and interest in learning about our services and technology at large.”
Flutterwave is a payment API that makes it easy for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa. The service allows consumers to pay for items in their local exchange. Flutterwave takes care of integrating banks and payment-service providers into its platform so businesses don’t have to take on the expense and burden.
US investors just poured $10 million of new funding into Flutterwave. This sizable round comes one year after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan led a $24 million funding round into another of their Africa-focused start-up, Andela.
Andela, also co-founded by Aboyeji, trains and connects African developers to global companies for work.
The partnership between Greensprings and Flutterwave is expected to add value to the economy of Nigeria and Africa because the internship programme exposes young leaders to global ground-breaking technology.