Congratulations to our entrepreneur, Runice Chikeruba from Nigeria who was just selected to attend the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) in Turkey. He is the only Nigerian youth selected to attend this global summit organized.
He has also been invited to receive the SPARC MBC Grant Award in Lisbon, Portugal and would be receiving a grant to set-up Nigeria’s first Navigation Project on Breast Cancer. Read more on the grant here
In addition to these achievements, he has also been nominated for Future Awards Ford Foundation Prize For Youth Employment 2015. In his words, “I am optimistic to change the way Nigerians specifically think about cancer and Africans in general. I strongly believe that Africa is rising and I am part of the life-blood of Africa.”
About the business: Project PINK Blue is a Cancer non-profit based in Abuja, Nigeria. Learn more about Project PINK Blue here
Tonee Ndungu, Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur from Kenya has recently been awarded. This time with the Education Award from the first annual African Entrepreneurship Award, sponsored by BMCE Bank of Africa. Tonee’s opening elevator pitch during Orientation wowed his colleagues. His winning project brings together educational content and curricula to a single device, accessed on a tablet, and supported by a cloud server. Congratulations to our entrepreneur. We hope to see more from you! Tonee and we look forward to following the progress of Kytabu and its impact on education in Africa.
About the business: Kytabu is a textbook subscription service, making the task of exam revision and study easy and affordable. Learn more about Kyrabu here
Another Tony Elumelu entrepreneur, Olumide Adewoye from Nigeria has made us proud. He just got into the West African YALI Regional Leadership Centre. He hopes to learn more leadership skills in addition to all he’s learnt from our 12 week mentorship programme.
Olumide desires to give back to his society and intends to use the platform given to him by YALI to achieve this. In addition to this, the seeks to use this opportunity to learn more from a mentor and also network in order to expand his business’ market.