Eight Nigerian fintech startups have partnered to bring tech training programme Lambda School to Africa, offering young people free software development training and the chance to secure jobs.
The California-based Lambda School is a nine-month immersive full stack web development training programme that provides students with the tools and training needed to launch a new career, with no up-front cost.
It is now available in Africa for the first time after Nigerian fintech startups Paystack, BuyCoins, Cowrywise, CredPal, PiggyVest, Thrive Agric, VertoFX and Wallets Africa partnered to launch a pilot for students from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
Selected students will receive free membership of a co-working space for the duration of the programme, and will have the chance of being hired by the participating companies. If a student is hired by Paystack, CredPal or Thrive Afric, those companies will pay the cost of a student’s schooling, while those hired by any of the other companies they will pay back 10 per cent of their income for five years once they are making more than US$15,000 per year.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, July 14 at 11:59pm.