NEST Launches a $12M Fund for 60,000 Africans to learn to Code

As part of NEST’s mission to build a skilled Africa, the company is announcing a scholarship to train over 60,000 africans between the ages of 16 t0 28 in software development.

This is contained in a press release signed by the CEO, Aboluwarin Kitan David.

The 6 months virtual training will include video lessons, learning materials, live sessions with mentors, and bootcamps for students in different African countries.

In the course which is valued at $200 USD for each person, participants will be exposed to courses in PHP, Python, Node and Reactjs. They would also be exposed to global practices on how world-class developers conduct themselves in the business environment.


The world is currently focused on Africa across the board for skill and talent, this scholarship presents a learning community for awesome African talents to become leaders in the global technology sphere as they contribute their respective quota in answering the call for world-class engineers by global companies working daily to solve human problems.

Listed as one of the top 100 startups in Africa alongside Hotels.ng and Printivo in 2016 and housing a good number of software engineers working remotely for companies in the United States and Europe; Kitan explains that the scholarship is an effort aimed at building the next set of skilled Africans to champion innovations and inventions in the global tech scene.

At the last count, Nest has trained over 19,000 engineers across the continent, engaged in projects with over 200 partners and has developers working in about 48 cities across the world; and the CEO expressed belief, that the scholarship is a call to join next generation superior engineers—Nesters.


To apply, visit website planetnest.org/lc

Registration closes on Feb 23rd, 2018.






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One thought on “NEST Launches a $12M Fund for 60,000 Africans to learn to Code

  • Herrytheeagle

    Whao!!!… What a great opportunity

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