Tuesday
December 11
2018

12 social enterprises share $2m Google Impact Challenge prize

By Princewill Ekwujuru

Google has announced winners of the maiden edition of its Google Impact Challenge in Nigeria, where 12 non-profits and social enterprises shared $2m in grant funding.

Four winners received $250 000 each, while the eight runners up received $125,000 each.  They are Cece Yara Foundation—its project was the establishment of the first toll-free child helpline and child advocacy centre in Nigeria and aims to connect victims with professional services through the web, Short Message Services, and mobile apps.

HelpMum—uses mobile technology to provide clean birth kits to ensure that pregnant women are given the best possible care during delivery, irrespective of where they live.

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Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.

Source: Vanguard Newspapers (link opens in a new window)

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