Fb has introduced the winners of the 2021 Group Accelerator Program in Africa

Fb has introduced the winners of the Fb Group Accelerator Program for 2021, highlighting the 13 Fb neighborhood leaders from Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya who will obtain coaching, mentorship, and as much as $50,000 USD in funding to spend money on a venture that can broaden their neighborhood’s optimistic influence.

Fb’s Group Management Program, a world program that invests in individuals growing communities, consists of the Group Accelerator. Leaders will learn to use their neighborhood’s power to place their concepts into motion. This yr’s cohort consists of a variety of communities concerned in intriguing social influence initiatives, equivalent to combatting little one sexual abuse, aiding moms, and sharing tales of peculiar and wonderful Nigerians from world wide.

“We’re thrilled to announce the 13 Fb neighborhood leaders in Africa who’ve been aiding within the decision of social points by offering data to their audiences and connecting them with individuals who share their pursuits or ardour for a trigger.” In accordance with Kiran Yoliswa, Fb’s Companion Administration Lead for the Center East and Africa Group Partnerships, “At Fb, we’re devoted to aiding individuals in realizing their full potential by means of packages like this.” We wish these neighborhood leaders to make the most of Fb to impact change and supply assist and encouragement to tens of 1000’s of individuals. We’re happy with the outcomes of this yr’s Group Accelerator, and we’re trying ahead to aiding our 2021 Group Accelerator winners in amplifying their affect to do extra good.”

The 13 winners had been chosen from a pool of greater than 13,000 candidates.

As a part of the Fb Group Accelerator, the neighborhood leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa embrace:


Achimugu Elizabeth, Shield The Youngster Basis  – Shield The Youngster Basis is dedicated to defending and defending the innocence of youngsters towards all types of sexual abuse and exploitation. Our imaginative and prescient is to have a world that’s secure for youngsters to stay in. A world free from little one sexual abuse and all types of abuse.

Godwin Juliet, Naija Graphic Designers  – Established in 2008, this artistic neighborhood connects the graphic design trade in Nigeria and past with the intention of supporting, up-skilling, and providing alternatives for graphic designers to boost trade requirements. The neighborhood connects employers with freelancers, in addition to supporting girls creatives.

Izevbokun Osamakue, Moms, Children And Extra (MKM) – Impactful neighborhood empowering Nigerian and African girls (and their youngsters) to assist one another to progress of their private {and professional} lives. The neighborhood’s intention is to extract and acknowledge the potential inside and with out, and empower girls to succeed in out to different girls once they need assistance. Their long-term mission is to have the chance to have a middle the place girls can are available in and get empowered.

Michael Louisa, Pure Hair Babes  – Giant neighborhood targeted on pure hair, sisterhood, and cultural and financial empowerment for Nigerian girls and women. They created an entrepreneurial gross sales community in November 2020 once we launched our flagship product, a pure hair herb that could be very efficient within the upkeep of pure hair, to date, 160 girls have been empowered as distributors.

Nworah Martin, Tales of Nigerians  –  Tales of Nigerians is an emotional assist and psychological wellness neighborhood the place members have a secure house to share their real-life experiences. By way of neighborhood occasions, coaching’ and on-ground outreach, we have now immediately impacted round 20,000 members. Our optimistic influence for the long-term is to proceed equipping our rising members with the appropriate instruments to develop their emotional intelligence, psychological wellness, and synergy with different members.

Ogudoro Peter, Nigerian Academics  –  This neighborhood for Nigerian lecturers has the massive ambition of adjusting the nation’s training system one trainer at a time. The neighborhood is made up primarily of lecturers who aren’t receiving good coaching providers from their employers for the crucial jobs they do. The neighborhood is targeted on serving to them to amass the abilities they should make Nigeria’s training system globally aggressive.

Olisa Enoch, Put together for JAMB UTME – Put together for JAMB UTME helps college students put together for Nigeria’s college admission examination with studying assets and information. Their long-term mission is to have all the educational assets (examination syllabus, quizzes, research notes, movies, query and reply discussion board) multi function place, which members ought to be capable of entry free or by means of a subscription service.

Philip Udeochu, Portfolio 9 (Group)  – is a Digital Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Platform (DEEP) with a mandate to convey entrepreneurship and vocational training to individuals on the backside of the pyramid in Africa utilizing social media. P9’s mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible by ‘simplifying’ and ‘innovatively’ delivering it to everybody’s doorstep by means of collective and interactive studying and assist, utilizing social media methods and instruments. P9 has supported the educational wants of a rising neighborhood of over 500k members (at present).

Urhefe Ofejiro, Naija Nurses Discussion board – Established in 2012, it is a neighborhood for nurses throughout Nigeria who collaborate in offering high quality and accessible healthcare providers to people, while supporting one another and sharing finest practices of their occupation.


Mwaniki Sam, Academics’ Discover Board Kenya – This group is geared in the direction of nationwide cohesion and integration by bringing collectively lecturers, trainees, and tutors from all Instructor Coaching Schools in Kenya to construct relationships, share job vacancies and promote companies.

Wala Amakove, Wanderlust Diaries Ltd (Kenya) – brings collectively a neighborhood of vacationers to share tales. Based in the course of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, this mega neighborhood of African vacationers promotes eco-tourism in Kenya and different African nations as a driver for neighborhood growth.

South Africa

Ramuada Tshililo, South African Arts & Tradition Youth Discussion board – SAACYF is a neighborhood that trains and empowers underprivileged artists from township and rural areas in South Africa by means of a partnership with different organizations, companies, and governments. Their intention is to make Arts, Tradition & Heritage alternatives accessible to poor deprived artists by means of job creation.

Splinters Lucretia, The Official Ocean View/Slangkop Group – Ocean View (initially named Slangkop) was established in 1968 by the apartheid authorities as a township for forcibly eliminated colored individuals. The neighborhood is traditionally deprived, poverty-stricken, and affected by a variety of social ills. The FB group fosters security and safety, in addition to delivering training, hospital care, feeding, and neighborhood upliftment packages to empower the native inhabitants.


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