Google to give $2m grant to nonprofits in Nigeria

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Google has revealed its plans to donate $2m worth of grant to nonprofits in Nigeria through its newly launched Impact Challenge.
Speaking at the launch of Impact Challenge in Lagos , the Country Marketing Manager , Google, Affiong Osuchukwu, explained that the grant would be awarded to nonprofits that were innovative , using technology to reach their goals.

She said Google was issuing an open call for nonprofits in Nigeria to apply to receive their share of $2m in funding .
She said four nonprofits in Nigeria would win $250, 000 each while eight runners -up would each get $125, 000.
She added that winners would be decided by a panel of local judges, and a public vote , providing a chance for the people to decide which of the organisations should get an extra portion of funding to help them impact their community .
Osuchukwu said the winning nonprofits would get cash as well as access to guidance , technical assistance and mentorship from Google .

“ This is the first time we are running a Google Impact Challenge in Africa . Many African nonprofits are doing great work with real impact and we are keen to shine some light on them , and give a financial boost to innovative projects and ideas . We believe technology can help local and national organisations to better reach their goals and solve some of the continent’ s most pressing challenges , and we are eager to back people who are using technology in new ways to make a positive difference in their communities , ” she said .