Google Announces $25m Grant for African Women

We are pleased to inform you that the Google’s philanthropic arm, ‘Google.org’, has announced a $25 million grant, as part of its new Global Impact Challenge for Women and Girls across Africa.

Google Announces $25m Grant for African Women and GirlsAccording to Google, the initiative would provide $25 million in overall cash grants to non-profits and social enterprises, creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Also check out Steps to Apply for MamaCash Grants 2021 (Up to $2,000).

Google in its International Women’s Day 2021 webinar held on Monday called for applications from suitable applicants for the grant funding, noting that applicants would receive funding ranging from $300,000 to $2million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google.

The Country Director of Google in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan, said that empowering women and girls in Africa to thrive and reach their full economic potential was more important now than ever as they bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report confirmed that the coronavirus had ‘exacerbated already-existing gender inequalities, laying bare serious fault lines in safety, physical and mental health, education, domestic responsibilities, and employment opportunities’.

Ehimuan added that job cuts, income losses and lack of education were not simply side-effects of the pandemic, but ‘will negatively impact the economic strides made by women and girls for many years to come’.

She said:

“As economies and societies rebuild, we need bold new ideas that will propel us forward. We can’t afford to go back to the way things were, and we certainly can’t do it alone.

“When women and girls have the tools, resources and opportunities to turn their potential into power, it not only changes the trajectory of their individual lives, but also strengthens entire communities. If we lift up women and girls, the rest of the world will rise, too.”

Google said the non-profit organisations had until April 2 2021 to submit their applications, saying that an all-female panel of expert Google executives and global business leaders would preside over the application review and selection process once applications are closed.

2 thoughts on “Google Announces $25m Grant for African Women”

  1. Daniel Hannah

    Please, I applied for correction of DOB on nysc portal yesterday but was not active can it be done in the orientation camp because am among those that will report on 13/3/2021 or any other way

  2. Daniel Hannah

    Please, I applied for correction of DOB on nysc portal yesterday but was not active can it be done in the orientation camp because am among those that will report on 13/3/2021or any other way. Thanks

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