We heard about really good things happening to our friends at ScholarX and couldn’t wait to share!
They have just announced a partnership with N-Power, the Job Creation and Empowerment Initiative of the Social Investment Programme of the Nigerian Federal Government.
ScholarX Inc. has developed a mobile and web platform that helps young African students gain equitable access to education through various funding sources such as Scholarships, Tuition Crowdfunding (Village), and Low-Interest Intervention Loans.
This mutually beneficial partnership will allow both organizations to leverage each other’s technology and capacity reach, while further empowering the growing youth population in Nigeria.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to work with such an impactful programme as NPower. We believe this collaboration is a perfect fit as we can leverage on the great work NPower has done and continues to do, to impact our youth on a much larger scale.” said Bola Lawal, Co-founder and CEO of ScholarX.
Since launching in Nigeria in July 2016, Scholarx has been able to welcome approximately 20,000 students on its platform, where they can access over 10,000 scholarships from across the globe as well as expert advice on the application process, in addition to accessing funds from sponsors in the Diaspora.
‘’I must commend this initiative, it is truly a Bottom-Up approach to a problem that needs urgent attention. I understand the value of what is done at ScholarX as I travelled the length and breadth of Nigeria interacting with our N-Power Volunteers and listening to their inspiring stories of how they support the education of their siblings from the monthly N-Power Stipend. ScholarX provides a platform to crowdsource funds for those who desire an education but cannot afford it.’’ Afolabi Imoukheuede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation.