Mastercard Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing unemployment in Nigeria by providing access to dignified and fulfilling jobs for 30 million young people under its Young Africa Works strategy, 10 million of which will come from Nigeria.
Professionals in the education sector have agreed on the need to deploy technology to address the myriads of challenges crippling educational development in the country.
18 May 2021
Youths across Africa have been urged to take advantage of unique opportunities around them to improve their skills if they hope to compete favourably in the global marketplace.
8 May 2021
The successful launch of the “Learn at Home” audio e-learning platform, which provides free, online, and unlimited learning access to more than 100 million Nigerian youths across different levels of education, has reinforced the need for government at all levels to leverage technology to percolate access to quality and inclusive learning. The initiative, which is…
7 May 2021
Softwork is the bridge between the talented and those in need of certain skills. Softwork’s services are geared towards relieving employers and freelancers of stress, the tech company considers this solution as a missing piece in employment markets and is determined to make it work. It’s operations started to ensure freelancers get connected to employers…
13 Jan 2021
To mitigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 10,000 Nigerian women are expected to benefit from a two-year agricultural intervention.
8 Dec 2020
Beyond The Classroom (BTC) Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation has partnered with Mastercard Foundation to train 100 people who will become COVID-19 Community Champions. The programme will see the champions visit three communities in Lagos and Abuja each to educate and distribute free COVID-19 children safety pack to 3,000 children. According to the founder, BTC, Raquel…
23 Oct 2020
Following prolonged school closure brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children in Nigeria have been left without any formal school learning in the last six months, experts have said.
20 Aug 2020
Says Nigeria, Kenya, others need 10.8m new teachers by 2030 Mastercard, through its foundation, has stressed the need for secondary education to prepare the youths for work. In a new report titled: “Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youths for the Future of Work,” the findings indicate that changes in the nature of work are placing…
19 Aug 2020
MasterCard, through its foundation has stressed the importance of secondary education for young people. It stated that education at that level should prepare the youths for work.
28 Feb 2020
The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) has announced the first cohort of 12 Edtech fellows that will benefit from its 12-month acceleration programme.