Andela, the Lagos-based technology hub visited by Mark Zuckerberg during his visit to Nigeria has announced plans to expand into other parts of the country in order to cover Southern and Northern Nigeria.
It has launched calls for applications for its two boot camps that will be located in Calabar and Abuja. These boot camps will serve the South-South and South-East, and the North-West/ North-Central, respectively.
The deadline for applications for interested youth who seek empowerment in this line is the 20th of March.
According to a statement provided by Modupe Durosinmi-Etti, the Outreach and Partnership Associate at Andela, “The only requirements are that the candidate is hardworking, detail oriented and has a passion for technology. (If you are a University graduate, please ensure that you have completed or about to complete your NYSC)… We’re receiving applications continually for the next month”.
After successful completion of the bootcamp, accepted candidates will be inducted into the Andela Lagos Fellowship Program.
Osun Defender recalls that Andela received a $24 million Series B funding round from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative founded by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
Andela describes itself as an “engineering organization that connects leading technology companies and talented software developers from around the world”. It is backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital.