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Saturday, 24 October 2020


Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Deadline: 30 November 2020 

Students (undergrad & grad, full and part-time) from around the world are invited to think creatively about a problem facing real estate professionals for renowned companies like Google, Duke Energy, AstraZeneca, Whirlpool, and many others. Challenge your mindpower by competing with your peers from around the world. Gain international experience. Connect with experts. Win US $5,000 for your team. You and your teammates will engage in a contest with competing institutions. Your job is to address challenges like creating an employee experience that attracts millennials while retaining all other generations of employees; or reducing the gap between the speed of business and the typical speed of real estate.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to teams of two (2) to four (4) students (undergrad & grad, full and part-time) from around the globe; team members may be from different academic programs within one institution, and/or teams may be comprised of students from more than one institution.
Ideally, each team should be comprised of a diverse range of students from different disciplines, such as (and not limited to) architecture/design, engineering, business, finance, and science. Interdisciplinary teams may have an advantage when it comes to addressing this challenge.
Each team must have a faculty advisor from their home institution, and the advisor’s contact information must be included on the team’s registration form. In addition, each team must appoint a Team Leader. The Team Leader will be the main contact point for CoreNet Global, and emails sent to the email address provided by the Team Leader
will be considered delivered.


The winning team will be awarded US$5,000.

Register here to enter the competition. 

Sunday, 18 October 2020

World Bank Winter Internship Program 2020-21 – Paid Internship

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


World Bank brings great opportunity for highly motivated individuals. World Bank Winter Internship Program 2020-2021 welcomes talented individuals to contribute to their firm by putting their innovative ideas, new perspectives, and by their input in research tools.

Internship Duration:

  • 5 months

Areas of Internship:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human development (education, public health, nutrition, population)
  • Social sciences (anthropology, sociology)
  • Agriculture
  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Treasury
  • Environment
  • Private sector development
  • Engineering
  • Urban planning
  • Natural resources management

Benefits of the World Bank Internship 2020-21:

  • Interns will be paid on an hourly basis.
  • Travel Allowance up to USD 3,000
  • Interns will be working and learning under professionals.
  • Candidates will be contributing to the firm by assisting the employees in research.

For more info, visit:

Friday, 4 September 2020

Odinaka King; King Of Resilience!

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Odinaka King is a KIR Foundation 2018 NDYEP Phase 1 Trainee. He was among the best ten trainees in the phone and computer repairs and maintenance training. After the training, he was given a tool kit and a laptop to start his small repair and maintenance business in 2018.

Despite all the challenges he has encountered in running his business, he never imagined that a global pandemic like COVID-19, would force him to stay at home without earning an income, but Odinaka was able to fall back on his savings from the business last year. Although many businesses have been forced to fold up, Odininaka has been resilient, showing up for work, attending to his customers and making enough to get by. Odininaka has not allowed his disability, environmental or a global pandemic like COVID-19 hold him back. KIR Foundation is truly inspired by this King of Resilience!

Thursday, 20 August 2020

International Youth Day 2020

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Youth Engagement for Global Action 2020

What does it mean to be a youth?

Youths are people (age 15-35) who actively grow themselves to become responsible people of society.

Every youth has the power to change the narrative of where they are for the better.

On the 12th of August 2020, @kirfoundation commemorated the International Youth Day 2020 with 22 youth in attendance. The theme of the event was "Youth Engagement: How youth can play a critical role in societal issues" and the guest speakers for the day were Enoh Ogbevire, a media consultant and voice actor, and Gino Osahon, the hub manager at Ken-Saro Wiwa Innovation Hub.

The event streamed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Gino Osahon, who spoke on the topic "Youth Civic Engagement in a Digital Age", addressed the youth about the high demand for skillsets needed to proffer solutions to the problems society faces.

His call to action to them was for them to use technology to rewrite the negative narrative about themselves globally and that they need to hone their skill in the global market.

The second speaker, Enoh Ogbevire, spoke on "Youth Engagement in Grassroot Issues" and urged them to use their voice as a medium to cause a positive change in their society.

Some of the youth in attendance, like Kindness, shared their experience in the program and how they had benefited from it.