The jury has been constituted for the World Child Innovation Awards Nigeria. The jury includes eminent personalities such as Dr Aminat Showole, Adem Karaduman, Peter Oluka and Olajide Ademola Ajayi.
The award is the brainchild of Turkey’s Elvan Groups Founder, Mustafa Kadiroglu, an entrepreneur and Innovator
The group forged an alliance with Africa’s foremost youth capacity development Not for Profit Organisation, Coderina after finding information about the groups activities online.
The project , targeted at a demographic or 14 year old and under, aims to empower the youth of Africa in the area of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship to help them realize their full potential while also creating for them an opportunity to gain global and economic mobility.
It is believed that the award would serve to use financial rewards and recognition as positive reinforcement for abilities of creative youths and young innovators.
This should foster a culture of “I can make things” within the teeming African youth population.
The program will be launched in Nigeria on the 24th of February and the first awards events would hold in November 2018.
For more information on how to register to participate please visit http://coderina.org/innovation-for-kids-competition/.
It is also expected that the program roll-out to other African countries will happen in 2019 to cater for other African countries with Nigeria as the central hub.