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Monday, 9 May 2022

She Leads Africa High Growth Coaching Program – 2022

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

The High Growth Coaching Program (HGCP) is a 3-month program that provides growth-focused entrepreneurs with coaching and support to scale their businesses.

Deadline: May 20, 2022.

The Program is an exclusive opportunity to develop an action plan for your business with support from your business coach and a community of women to keep you accountable.

HGCP 2022 focus is on spotlighting social enterprises in the Nigerian ecosystem. Various types of support will be granted for social enterprises to grow an impact on the market through the Program.

Benefits of the Program

  • 3 months of intensive training in business and operational skills
  • Access to a private community of high achieving founders
  • Check-in calls with a personal business coach once a month
  • Monthly virtual support group meetings
  • Bi-weekly graded personalized scorecards to keep track of weekly lessons and your business
  • Support in creating a roadmap of tangible business goals
  • Access to funding opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women-Led Business across Nigeria
  • It is open to businesses in any sector or industry-based anywhere in Nigeria or has operations in Nigeria.

They are looking for two categories of entrepreneurs.

  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in positioning their businesses to receive external funding either from the program or from other external investors.
    • You will be required to submit a pitch deck during the application process.
  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in rapidly growing and scaling their businesses within 6 months.
    • You will be required to submit a growth strategy plan during the application process.


You must upload your Pitch Deck / Growth Strategy plan to your VC4A profile for your application to be complete. Make sure you join the She Leads Africa community to gain access to our application tips and a free downloadable guide on how to create a BOSS pitch deck.

They will not accept any late submissions. Click here to apply.

Monday, 18 April 2022

NerdzFactory NYSC Internship Program 2022

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

The internship program is looking to identify some of Nigeria’s brightest young minds and transform them into leaders in the technology, human capital, and social space.

Interns will work with the organization as their selected PPAs while taking on interesting projects and learning more about the world of work. NerdzFactory Outstanding interns stand a chance to be retained after their service year.

Areas of NerdzFactory Internship

  1. Human Resources: Will have the opportunity to manage people, shape the culture of the organization culture, manage performance and manage talent for the organization. From drafting employment contracts to reviewing company policy to leading town hall meetings. You will have the opportunity to grow the people operations of the business.
  2. Marketing & Business Development: Will have the opportunity to grow the market share and revenue of the company. From drafting proposals to talking to prospective customers, to reaching out to potential clients and partners, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a growing
  3. Technology & Business Operations: Will have the opportunity to leverage technology in driving business growth as well as driving the day to day operations of the business.
  4. Project Management: Will have the opportunity to manage some of the most interesting human capital development projects in the country. From designing project plans to meeting with stakeholders to designing project reports, you will have the opportunity to own and deliver projects.

NerdzFactory Internship Eligibility

  • Open to Nigerians between 18 and 30 years;
  • Be a recent member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC);
  • Should be posted or redeployed to Lagos;
  • Be in search of a Place of Primary Assignment;
  • Interested in technology;
  • Possess a laptop;
  • Have previous internship experience (At least 1 month);
  • Monthly NYSC Clearance.

NerdzFactory Internship Benefits

  • Competitive stipend
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Health Insurance
  • Movie tickets

How to Apply for NerdzFactory Internship

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should visit the link below:

Monday, 14 March 2022

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship 2022/2023 for African Students

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

Applications are now open for the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship 2022/2023 for African Students. Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship has a total value of £25,000 which will be put towards tuition fees. If tuition fees are less than this amount the remainder will be paid out as a stipend. 

The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Students offered an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2022/23 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.   

Eligible programmes

Candidate criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first-class level 
  • New scholarship applicants must have applied to SOAS but are not required to have received an offer of admissions by the scholarship deadline. An offer will need to have been received by the time the relevant panel meets to discuss scholarship applications.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2022. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.
  • Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer carefully to see if you are eligible for a Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions.

Candidate assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statements and other relevant information.

Scholarship application deadline 

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 23:59 (UK local time) on 2 May 2022.
  • You must also submit a complete online application to your programme. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 15 March 2022) to ensure you have an offer at the time of shortlisting. Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year. You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  •     Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Notification of results

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of July 2022. 

Scholarship Application Procedures

  • STEP 1: Apply for your programme

You must submit a complete online application for admission.  

  • STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 23:59 (UK local time) on 2 May 2022.

You must apply for this scholarship via the online application form.

For more enquiries, please visit

Monday, 7 March 2022

International Women's Day 2022 at CSS Rumuomasi

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

This year, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation will join the United Nations Women and women throughout the world to support the theme; "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow," and to push for climate action for women by women.

Thus, on March 8 2022, to commemorate International Women's Day, we will have a talk with students from Community Secondary School Rumuomasi on the IWD theme "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow." with Nyimale Grace Alawa as our Guest Speaker.

We believe that together we can forge women's equality and collectively, we can all #BreakTheBias!