In an effort by the Lagos state government through Lagos state Science Research and Innovative Council (LASRIC) to make Lagos one of the world’s knowledge hubs through the application of Science and Technology, the government established a grant program to help start-up tech companies Create wealth and growth, establish better infrastructure.
Earlybrite, an innovative Ed tech company, that offers to help children acquire in demand tech skills across Africa becomes a beneficiary of the LASRIC Five Million Naira grant.
The grant was presented during the Art Of Technology event on Friday, 9th December, 2022 in Lagos.
Mr. Olatunbosun Alake, Special Adviser on Innovation and Technology to the Lagos state government, onbehalf of the governor presented a cheque to Earlybrite which was received by Victor Tubotamuno, founder and CEO of Earlybrite.
In a statement, Mr Victor said the grant was a step stone for the company to continue offering these indemand tech skills to children within and across Lagos and also allow these children have access to these in utmost flexibility.
“We are looking forward to providing these tech courses in the most conducive situation, allowing these children learn these skills in their local language and even through flexible medium such as SMS, USSD, Whatsapp and other seamless channels.
He further stated that the company wishes to express gratitude to the Lagos state government and the commissioner for Science and technology; Mr Hakeem Fahm for the unique opportunity to enable innovators be able to build more localized contents and train more teachers to enable learners in the state thereby, actualizing its mission, “Creating wealth, growth and tackling societal challenges in Lagos State through the application of Science and Technology in a knowledge driven world”.