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Patoranking Foundation Launches 2024 Tech Scholarship/Internship Program Empowering African Students in Tech

The Patoranking Foundation is giving young leaders in Africa the digital skills they need to increase local impact and helpful contacts for future partnerships.

The Foundation has initiated its USD$500,000 (roughly UGX1.9 billion, NGN700 million) tech scholarship initiative in strategic partnership with ALX Africa. The initiative aims to give forty young Africans who possess a strong technological background access to a range of transformative technology programs, including data analytics, cloud computing, and salesforce administration.

After spending more than USD$1 million (about UGX3.8 billion, NGN1.4 billion) on youth education in Africa during the previous six years, the foundation is starting a new chapter in its mission with the launch of a USD$500,000 (roughly UGX1.9 billion, NGN700 million) tech scholarship.

Promising, tech-savvy applicants from all around Africa between the ages of 18 and 34 are eligible for the scholarship. Only forty applicants will be chosen following a review of each applicant’s essay and video after completing the ALX admissions procedure.

The shortlisted applicants will take part in training courses and acquire cutting-edge technological abilities that top international employers are looking for. They will be able to close the knowledge gap between theory and practical application by qualifying for internships with top tech companies as part of their scholarship.

The founder of the Patoranking Foundation, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, spoke about the relationship and stated that the organization’s mission is to advance Africa via entrepreneurship and education. “We have achieved this by offering academic scholarships to outstanding African students across all educational levels,” he declared. “We are now announcing technology scholarships in collaboration with ALX Africa.”

In order to enable tomorrow’s leaders to be employable and entrepreneurial, Okorie stated, “ALX Africa shares our commitment to empower tomorrow’s leaders via access to advanced digital skills.” “With this action, we will get one million Africans equipped within the next ten years,” the statement reads.

The Patoranking Foundation will keep fighting against the financial disparities that jeopardize the rise of the next wave of African disruptors, says Okorie. We are passionate believers in the wealth of extraordinary talent and changemakers in Africa.

Founder of ALX Africa and renowned educator and businessman Fred Swaniker stated that they seek to equip digital disruptors and creative community leaders with the most in-demand hard and soft skills through this relationship in order to solve challenges on the continent and beyond.

Swaniker said, “Young people need to be prepared for uncertainty, they need to be agile and adaptable in today’s world of artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data.” “Our belief in the significance of reimagining and redesigning skills training to meet the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution has served as the foundation for ALX’s tech programs.”

With the help of alliances, the Patoranking Foundation’s Sky Level Initiative has given bright young leaders access to prestigious universities. In order to allow them to attend the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda or Mauritius, the foundation granted full scholarships to ten scholars in 2020 from eight African nations, including Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Liberia.

Right now, five of the top schools in Ebonyi state, Nigeria, are offering scholarships to 170 young students for basic and secondary education.

With the ability to quickly bring about revolutionary change for the continent and its countries, Patoranking is still using his power to support Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Requirements for Patoranking Foundation Tech Scholarship/Internship Program Qualification

To be considered for the Patoranking Foundation Tech Scholarship, applicants must first apply and be accepted into an ALX tech programme.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2024

How to Apply

  • Submit a high res photo of yourself.
  • You need to submit a written statement outlining your motivation for wanting to gain a paid internship at top tech company.
  • In addition to your written statement you will need to upload a 2 minute video on YouTube introducing yourself and showing us what you spoke of in your written statement.
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