Get Schooled

SIDELINING RECESSION, SCHOLAR X PROVIDES A PLATFORM THAT OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO CHILDREN.

Being on a scholarship program was and will always be a big deal, only now it is not just for the fun of the extra cash, it is actually helping give children a future after-all. Scholarships are a major saving grace in a country where even getting into a supposed noteworthy  college is done by a popular method tagged "who know who". This means all you have to either do is have a a rich or influential parent and the rest they say is history. The high cost of education, poor teaching ethics and low admission quota are making it almost impossible for people who are not privileged or rich to get quality education in Nigeria. Scholarships are a great way to try to even the playing field.

Last year, ScholarX, an app designed to help Nigerian students both home and abroad access available scholarships because of the high cost of university education, was launched. The app allows many Nigerian students access to a verifiable platform to find credible scholarship information that can assist them in getting standard education.

ScholarX was founded by Abolade Lawal, Abayomi Johnson and Maxwell Ogunfuyi and between the three of them. With a mission statement "To ensure that Nigerians can access top quality education on any level worldwide"; ScholarX is helping curb low levels of educational participation in the country which is unavoidably fueled by high cost of education, poor state of educational facilities and system. The application offers credible schorlaship information that places you on the path to quality education. 

It is an App designed to help Nigerian students both home and abroad access available scholarships because of the high cost of university education. After downloading the App from Google Play store, Users create an account using email address or phone number, then they select the following parameters: Gender, State, Institution, Faculty, Course, CGPA, and Click FIND....and it automatically gives the list of Scholarships that matches their qualification.

Helping curb the number of uneducated youths in Nigeria and ensuring a brighter future them and simultaneously the nation as a whole, this app is a key player in the Nigerian education system and also serve as a compulsory youth initiative.

Review Naija- An App That Tells You How It Is

THERE IS A PLATFORM THAT LETS YOU IN ON REVIEWS AND RATINGS OF LOCAL BUSINESSES HERE IN NIGERIA

Offering categories, which include but are not limited to, Food, Education, Restaurants, Event services, Travel, Night life, Arts & Entertainment, Shopping and many more. ReviewNaija is a media and news platform that helps find alongside rate local businesses, read reviews from previous customers as well as add your own review and also offers up a chance to advertise  your own business. Not only is this platform helping solve issues and saving people from terrible shopping and customer service experience; it is a great travel and tourist platform. New in Nigeria or planning to make a trip down here soon? check on them. I'm almost convinced this platform does it all, imagine having to go visit your aunt and you want to wash your hair, you can cut out the stress of roaming the streets and asking unhelpful street dwellers and just search for one from your phone. See i am personally happy at the geometric development pace of technology. And when you thought you had read it all, it also includes the option to filter according to price, so you do not injure your bank account trying to get bottle water because Lekki Phase 1.

 

NB: They are currently doing a N 40,000 give away on their blog and all you have to do is 

1) Follow @reviewnaija on instagram and twitter
2) Tag 3 friends on this flyer on instagram
3) Add a review of any business operating in Nigeria on here! If a business you want to review isn’t already listed, you can list it and write your review! Follow this link to do so!

Include your social media handle (Instagram or twitter) at the end of your review. Multiple reviews will increase your chances, and insightful reviews will be given more weight. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on their Instagram.

This innovation is a total life saver, while it might be a harm in the sense that someone you don't know or know might add bad reviews about your business, the greater outweighs the bad!

A Click away from Hunger

BLACK FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR, JASMINE CROWE, CREATES FOOD RESCUE APP TO FIGHT HUNGER.

It is common knowledge that food is a basic necessity for life alongside shelter. In Atlanta, more than 755,000 people including 300,000 children and seniors, do not have consistent access to food. Every year in the U.S., 33 million tons of good food is wasted, and it costs the country about $1.3 billion to dispose it. Families living in these circumstances have to eventually choose between paying for food and paying for utilities. 

The Goodr food app, which from all ramifications is set to be the next big tool in fighting world hunger,  is a real-time food-rescue app using shared economy that allows its users to redirect surplus food to soup kitchens, shelters, nonprofits and churches. Users include but are not limited to hotels, restaurants, schools and event planners. Birthed in Atlanta through the social-impact accelerator powered by Goodie Nation.

Coming a long way from 2013, Crowe has been fighting the cause for hunger and homelessness. Through an initiative called Sunday Soul she created with her company, Black Celebrity Giving, she’s cooked and served over 30,000 meals to those experiencing hunger. Crowe has partnered with several celebrities — hip-hop star Future, business mogul and TV star Kandi Burruss and R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn, among others — and engaged over 1500 volunteers in five U.S. cities, as well as hosted endeavors in Haiti and the UK.

Too often, people are making a tough decision between paying for food and paying their rent and other bills, this is unacceptable. No one should have to decide if food is a necessity in their household!

With a mission to reduce hunger by 15 percent and set out to feed 25 million people suffering from hunger in the US; the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign “A Dollar and a Dream to End Hunger” to raise $15,000. Funding raised from the campaign will be used to open a food hub where rescued food can be delivered 24/7 and to finish the build out of the app. While the app is starting in Atlanta, there are plans to launch in other major cities are already underway, with the next launches planned for North Carolina, where Crowe attended college at North Carolina Central University. 

Bringing this home to Nigeria, Orphanages despite their frequent visits with food and support from organizations and persons, need all the support they can get. Arrangement can be made between event planners and these orphanages so that if food and drinks are left over from ceremonies, they can be sent over to the centers of course within the surrounding locations. What this means is that a database of orphanages and child support organizations  would have to be sent to event centers and concurrently sent to event planners. 

#BukaFinder: The Way To Your Stomach

MEET BUKAFINDER, A FOOD AND LIFESTYLE APP FOR NIGERIANS BOTH HOME AND "IN THE ABROAD"

If you are ever in a new state or location in general and need an eatery to grab a quick meal, there is an app to cater to your stomach needs now. 

BukaFinder app helps restaurants, caterers and grocery stores in 6 (six) foreign countries; using maps and/or call directly from the app. Also it keeps you up to date with Nigerian top stories, businesses, entertainment news, sport news, science and technology headlines, both local and global related. You get to win weekly prizes in the photo and video contests as well as stand a chance to meet people, chat and socialize in the BukaFinder community. Added advantage? say you want to brush up on your cooking skills, there are over 250 Nigerian food recipe videos for you.

Available on apple store and google play store; this app serves as both an introduction manual to first timers in Nigeria and tourists, and also a helping hand to citizens visiting or relocating. If you are a Nigerian you know how important food is to us and how many parties we have attended uninvited well because there was free food. 

This app provides detailed information about what Nigerians all over the world eat, how we eat, and where we eat. The app's sections provide locations and contact information of over 260 Nigerian restaurants, caterers and grocery stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Dubai. You can now stay connected to the colorful, lavish and aromatic meals you know and love. The locations are sorted based on their distances to your GPS location.

Hungry? Well go download app; here for android users and here for apple users.