An educational based non-profit organisation, Teach for Nigeria, TFN, has hosted its first-ever pitch event at Gusau Institute in Kaduna State.
The pitch contest was hosted as part of TFN’s Incubation Hub Program, earlier launched in October, 2020.
The program was put together to support TFN’s alumni in the social innovation space with resources needed to drive their initiatives, which focus on promoting access to education for children in low-income communities.
20 TFN 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.
Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer of TFN, Folawe Omikunle, said, “Teach for Nigeria is on a mission to address the issue of educational inequity in Nigeria. We believe that supporting our alumni with the funding to scale their initiative will brings us closer to a Nigeria where all children can attain quality education”
TFN selects and trains promising graduates and professionals to address educational inequity across Nigeria through a two- year Fellowship programme. Fellows that successfully complete the programme become alumni and are provided with the needed support to build on their experience during the fellowship to continue to drive long-term systemic change across education ecosystem.