Nsesa selected as Finalist for Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

October 31, 2017

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Nsesa Foundation has been selected as a finalist for the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) which is considered the most prestigious and well-funded education business plan competition in the U.S. The competition is organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE)  and the Milken Family Foundation.

As a finalist, we receive seed funding for our project. Additionally, there is the opportunity to win even more funding when our president, George Boateng pitches come December in Philadelphia!

With the projected 929.9 million smartphones in Africa by the year 2021, we have a grandiose plan to democratize STEM education in Africa: teach millions of Africans with no access to computers and limited internet access how to code on smartphones via our project SuaCode.

SuaCode was born out of our need to innovate around the lack of laptops at this year’s Project iSWEST leading us to introduce students to coding with smartphones – a first of its kind in Ghana!

Through SuaCode, we will bring coding skills within arms reach of people across Africa, literally into their palms thereby breaking the coding barrier in Africa as well as bridging its digital divide!

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  1. Kofi Adjei-Kyeremeh

    Awesome news! You guys are doing a great job. Let’s code Africa! 🙌 🙌

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