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GUARANTY TRUST BANK (GTB) OND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The GTB Internship Programme offers OND graduates the opportunity to gain industry experience and on-the-job training in banking operations by supporting the day-to-day activities of our Transaction Services team whilst learning best-in-class banking processes and procedures. The internship program is a great way to start a career in banking and develop workplace skills for the future.
Job Type:   OND Internship
Location: Our unique branches nationwide
Duration: 12 months
Requirements:
One-year industrial attachment letter from a polytechnic
WAEC/NECO certificate
Birth certificate
School Identity card
Guarantor(s)*
For More Information, visit GTB Internship Programme



SEPLAT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2019 FOR YOUNG NIGERIAN UNDERGRADUATES

Seplat Internship is a carefully monitored work or service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he/she is learning throughout the experience.
REQUIREMENTS
Applicant must be:
A university undergraduate at the time of application
Must present a letter of internship from school
Must have a CGPA of 3.0 and above for OND and 3.2 and above for BSC
Must be available in Nigeria to commence the internship
Able to fulfil tasks set out by the supervisor
Organized and competent to perform clerical duties as will be assigned
Benefits
Gain valuable work experience
Explore a career path
Develop and refine skills
Gain confidence
Network with professionals in the field
Receive financial compensation
For More Information, visit Seplat Internship Programme




FRENCH GOVERNMENT CHALLENGE 2020 FOR YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS (FULLY FUNDED TO THE 2020 AFRICA-FRANCE SUMMIT IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
The State will invite 1.000 African entrepreneurs to come to Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit. June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.
Requirements:
To apply to the Challenge of 1,000:
You have to be an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions
Your organization needs a real legal existence (legal statute)
Your organization should have an increasing revenue
Your organization should beared a viable product or solution, innovative or duplicable at a lower cost, to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view.
CAREFUL CONSIDERATION will be given by the jury to:
Gender Parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply!
Geographical balance of origin of Contractors
Balance of themes on the 7 districts.




THE AFRICA DIGITAL RIGHTS FUND (ADRF) 2019 FOR DIGITAL RIGHT INITIATIVES

Application Deadline: December 6 2019
The Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) offers flexible and rapid response grants to select initiatives in Africa to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, digital literacy and digital security skills building.
Eligible Activities
The activities that are eligible for funding are those that protect and advance digital rights. These may include but are not limited to research, advocacy, policy analysis, litigation, digital literacy and digital security skills building, and participating in digital rights legal and legislative processes.
Duration
The grant funding shall be for a period not exceeding 10 months.
Eligibility Requirements
The Fund is open to organizations and coalitions working to advance digital rights in Africa. This includes but is not limited to human rights defenders, media, activists, think tanks, legal aid groups, and tech hubs. Entities working on women’s rights or with youths, sexual minorities, refugees, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The initiatives to be funded will preferably have formal registration in an African country, but in some circumstances, organizations and coalitions that do not have formal registration may be considered. Such organizations need to show evidence that they are operational in a particular African country or countries.
The activities to be funded must be in/on an African country or countries.
For more information, visit Africa Digital Rights Fund

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WORLD NOMADS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: 27 November 2019
World Nomad is looking for an aspiring, passionate photographer to send on a trip to Mongolia to be mentored by Canon Master Richard I'Anson. During this 10-day scholarship opportunity, you'll capture the unique celebration of nomadic culture at the Naadam Festival.

BENEFITS:
Free flights
A 10-day trip in Mongolia
Professional mentorship
Camera bag and accessories
Purifier bottle
Travel insurance

ELIGIBILITY:
One application per individual
The scholarship is not open to professional photographers of any kind.
Your photo story should:
Feature an original subject and your original perspective
Convey a compelling and cohesive story
Display your excellent technique and creative composition
Be supported by complementary, thoughtful captions
To win, all you need to do is apply with your best 5 images that tell a story from a place you've visited.
For more information visit World Nomads 


WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH 2020 AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (ASP) FOR YOUNG AFRICAN STUDENTS (FULLY FUNDED TO WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS)

Application Deadline: 1 February 2020
The Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP) has been initiated by Wageningen University & Research to allow talented and motivated students from Africa to study in Wageningen.
With this programme, Wageningen wants to support capacity building in Africa by attracting excellent students for a 2-years master’s programme.
Eligibility for the scholarship: Excellent students with a GPA of 80 per cent or higher in a bachelor degree, and admitted to a Wageningen University MSc Programme.
Components of the scholarship:
Travel to and from Wageningen
Living allowance for 2 years
Tuition fee
Visa costs and costs for health insurance
Budget to visit one seminar/conference in Europe
Participation in the ‘Reach your full potential’ programme




STERLING BANK GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAM 2019 FOR YOUNG NIGERIAN GRADUATES

The Sterling Bank Graduate Trainee Program is a starting point for an exciting career at Sterling Bank. It is a unique opportunity for talents who are ready to live out their passion and demonstrate leadership potential. At Sterling Bank, you will explore a world of opportunities and see how the Graduate Trainee Program can enhance your career and position you for impact.

Here is what they look for:
• Passion
• Adaptability
• Team-spirit
• Innovativeness
• Digital savvy
• Responsibility and Ownership
• Integrity

Requirements:
• Second Class Upper Graduates from a recognized University
• Applicants must have completed NYSC
• Applicants must not be older than 26 years of age
• We value diversity in our workplace and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
For more information visit the Sterling Bank GraduateTrainee Program


AFRICA-UK: FEMALE TECH FOUNDERS 2020 PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS (FULLY FUNDED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM)

Application Deadline: 21 November 2019 at 5 pm (GMT)
The International Tech Hub Network is launching Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020. The programme will bring 15 of the continent’s most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs to the UK in January. If you are based in Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa, you could gain access to excellent mentoring, 1:1 time with UK investors and expert training to help scale your company. 

ELIGIBILITY:
1. Female founder leading a company within any tech sub-sector
2. Can demonstrate a clear business model
3. MVP product or prototype (i.e. must be fully operating in the market)
4. Can demonstrate clear social impact potential
5. Can demonstrate a commitment to strengthen the local ecosystem by passing on learnings to other startups
6. Ambition to expand internationally in the future
The programme will be delivered alongside Africa Investment Summit, taking place in London on 20 January. We expect winners to be able to attend the Summit.
For more information, visit the Africa-UK: Female TechFounders 2020 Programme 





My KIR Foundation story: Changing the narrative.


Change is never easy, especially for a teenager from a sheltered life in a Private school to the challenges of being in a Public school. In May 2015, I was in Grade 9 (Junior Secondary School 3), and had just transferred from Prudence Educational Centre a Private school, to State Secondary School Amadi-Ama a public one. 

I was beginning to get used to the public school setting as I had never attended one. Classes seemed to be longer and the noise was terrible but I was determined to make it work. I didn’t have or make a lot of friends save for some students that attended the same church as I did. It wasn’t so bad and I could laze away as much as I could. That is, until that day.

Where are my manners? I’m Prince Emmanuel Macdonald and this is #MyKIRFoundationStory.


  
On the 18th of May 2015, my third week of being in a government school, my form teacher, Mr. Lenner was having a word with the Grade 9A class. He talked to us about various career choices and asked what each of us would like to be. I watched and listened as hands shot up followed by dreams of being doctors, engineers, lawyers, accountants and the rest of the supposed ‘high-paying’ jobs. Finally, it was my turn, I told my teacher I wanted to be a Computer Technologist. I didn’t know they were called Computer Technicians.
There was a long pause, followed by murmurings. My form teacher said nothing and asked me to have my seat.

During recess, I started wondering how I was going to become a Computer Technologist, I wasn't even tech-savvy! A classmate met me as I was lost in my thoughts and asked if I had any knowledge of ICT. I admitted I was illiterate when it came to ICT.
He told me about a Foundation that wasn't far from our school and asked me to come along.

That was how I discovered Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation. 
On my first visit, I was amazed by the number of books I saw in the KIR Foundation Resource Room. I read as many storybooks as I could!
The Front Desk Officer observed that I kept requesting for storybooks and advised me to focus more on my academic books. I took her advice and studied hard for my Junior WAEC examinations. I was so excited when I made 8 A's and 4 C's in the exams! I most probably would not have passed my exams if not for the timely advice of the Front Desk Officer.

Subsequently, I enrolled for the Vocational skills projects in the Centre; the Teenage Easter Empowerment Project (TEEP) and the Holiday Empowerment Project (HEP) during the Easter and summer holidays. I learnt various skills like; Web design, Blogging and Sign Language. Furthermore, I became a member of the Thank God It's Inspiration Friday (TGIIF) Youth Hub where I learnt how to express myself confidently in public and to code. 

In 2018 February, I decided to give back to the Foundation by becoming a volunteer Coding teacher. I managed the Coding Club and taught teenagers from public schools; Basic HTML and CSS web development, Construct gaming and Android App Development.

KIR Foundation has changed my life drastically, from the shy introverted teenager to a Life-long learner who is now driven to use to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth in the Niger Delta. Indeed, the Organization has given me opportunities to own my future which would not have been possible with a normal classroom experience.

It's been 4 years since I first came to KIR Foundation and I really want to appreciate every KIR Foundation donor that has invested in the lives of young persons like me by keeping the doors of the Foundation open. Young people like myself who have various dreams, aspirations and visions in life need a place like KIR Foundation, to express and truly discover themselves. And that's what your donations have been doing.

Thank you for changing the narrative of youth in our society and inspiring change through learning!

News and Opportunities




Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Deadline 30th November 2019.
The Journalism Awards target business journalists from Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa and aims to recognize and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent.
Participation
Submission can be either a published article (print or online)or a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country. Only 1 article can be entered for each category.

Award Categories

Submission can be either a published article or (print or online), a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country.
The categories in the 2020 awards are:
  1. Best Re/Insurance Print Article [English]
  2. Best Re/Insurance Broadcast (TV/Radio) Article [English]
  3. Best Re/Insurance Online Article [English]
  4. Best Re/Insurance French article [Print, Broadcast or Online]
For More Information visit Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 



Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020 for African secondary school Students


Application Deadline: 12 February 2020.
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make a meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.
Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.
Requirements:
  • Age: You must be at least 14 years old by the application deadline (12 February 2020) to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18
  • English: You must be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.
  • School location: You must currently attend school in an African country.
  • Graduation date: If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by the earliest May/June 2021. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2020. Students who will graduate secondary school before August 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.
For more information visit the Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020





NLNG 2020 SIWES Industrial Attachment Programme for young Nigerians


Application Deadline: November 13th 2019
The application is fully open to all undergraduates seeking to undergo 6 months or 1 year Industrial Training from any field related to Oil and Gas.
The SIWES application portal is now open and interested candidates can apply for placement.
  • For best experience and performance, applicants are encouraged to use a desktop or laptop with internet explorer 11 and above or google chrome
  • Click on Guidelines to read on how to register and apply.
  • Click on Register Here to register your new account on the portal.
    • Use a valid email address
    • Use an easy-to-remember USERNAME and Password 
  • The application form comes up after successful registration 
  • Fill out the application form and submit
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful submission.





Injini EdTech incubator programme 2019/2020 for EdTech entrepreneurs in Africa (Fully Funded to Cape Town, South Africa)


Application Deadline: 10 December 2019.
Do you have a technology-driven or technology-enabled innovation that could improve educational outcomes in Africa? Are you looking to take your early-stage startup to the next level?
Injini is the first educational technology (EdTech) incubator or accelerator on the African continent. Based in South Africa, Injini invests in promising African EdTech startups and works closely with them to ultimately achieve their goal of positively impacting educational outcomes on the continent.
The Cohort 4 Incubation Programme will be made up of three phases.

Requirements:
  • Your EdTech startup is based in Africa and focused on improving educational outcomes somewhere on the continent.
  • Your solution is aiming to address a key problem related to education in Africa.
  • Your solution is evidence-based — meaning, you can point to research that backs up your methods or hypothesis.
  • Your company is registered and a certificate of incorporation can be shared with the Injini team upon request.
  • Your startup has (at least) a minimum viable product or prototype.
  • Your startup has (at least) one full-time founder.
  • One or more decision-making members of your startup’s founding team can travel to Cape Town during Phases 1 and 3 of the incubation programme.
  • Participating founders from outside of South Africa must have a valid passport and eligibility to apply for a South African visa.
  • Participating founders must be fluent in English.
For more information visit the Injini EdTech incubator programme