We are committed to improving the quality of education in Africa. Our goal is to build a robust and equitable learning ecosystem for Africans. We focus on literacy and partner with schools at the primary, secondary, and tertiary level to expand access to quality education.
Endowment for student scholarships. 19.3mn disbursed
Have been Impacted by our scholarship programme
Committed to Elect Her to get 1000 women to run for Office
New readers in Sierra- Leone
Endowment for student scholarships. 19.3mn disbursed
2 Autonomous robots donated to the University of Lagos
Refurbished UNILAG building with state of the art lecture, meeting rooms
Created to teach learners how to read through whatsapp and sms messages
As part of our commitment to education and capacity development in Nigeria, we partner with primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions to help them achieve their vision of transforming children and young adults into responsible, skilled, and culturally balanced citizens. We identify, adopt, renovate, and rehabilitate schools across the country, thereby creating model institutions of learning for children. We aim to provide world class facilities and access to best-in-class learning.
As part of our commitment to improving the learning environment & culture, providing access to world-class technology, and accessing content partnerships with universities across the globe; Diatom Impact, Platform Capital, and Unicorn Group donated state-of-the-art autonomous robots to the University of Lagos.
These robots are the first of their type to be deployed in universities on the continent and offer cloud-based intelligent services that can solve issues in education, learning, medical consultation, security, and other fields through the latest technologies including Facial & Voice Recognition, Navigation & Obstacle Avoidance, Target tracking, and Video Calling functionality.
Beneficiaries with new literacy skills will be enrolled in vocational training programs tailored to their talents
We have partnered with a teacher training program that will improve teacher quality across
200 schools this academic year.
We aim to increase the number of functional literate people by 1 million by using a digital mobile solution. Our pilot project was launched in Sierra Leone in partnership with JobSearch.
To fund education infrastructure renewal and tuition support from primary to tertiary level
To be rehabilitated and equipped
To receive full tuition support
To benefit from several learning facilities
This year we will focus on rehabilitating primary, secondary, and tertiary schools across Nigeria. We will invest in STEM education by providing space, equipment and materials to nurture future technologists, machinists, and computer scientists. We hope to eradicate illiteracy by leveraging technology to offer literacy tools en masse. Finally, we will incentivize academic performance at the highest level by upgrading academic competitions in spelling, debate, and mathematics
In 2020, we supported 2 secondary schools – City of Knowledge Academy and Nigerian Navy Secondary Schools - and 1 tertiary institution – The University of Lagos. Our plans for 2021 include
Doubling our commitment to CKA and Navy Schools in student scholarship to 100 DiatomSholars.
We have also extended our reach to primary schools. We will support 2 schools this year
In partnership with Edusko, we will identify potential schools to sponsor in the future
We will conduct primary research and survey teachers and principals to understand their evolving challenges and needs
Platform Capital will build a dynamic museum that will feature current and historical records animals, plants, geology, ecosystem and other artifacts discovered by the University.
We will build a state of the art multipurpose sports hall and swimming pool for the City of Knowledge Academy this year
2021 marks the beginning of our investment in STEM education. We have 2 goals: Through established partnerships with schools we will build fabrication labs (3D printers, CNC Machines, laser cutters) and/or computer labs in our adopted secondary schools.
We will fund girls to attend STEM programs in Kano and Lagos through a partnership with Kabara. Kabara is a non-profit focused on empowering the socio-economic lives of individuals from Northern Nigeria. The Kabara STEM hub boosts skill acquisition, school excursions, field trips, community networking, robotics and programming as well as vocational opportunities. They work with girls aged 13 - 21.
Readland is a leadership Centre that offers a happy fun-filled playground where top-notch learning services are provided for children between the ages of 4-19. As such children with limited access to technology and data will be able to develop basic literacy skills, leadership, and digital literacy in a safe and trusted environment
In partnership with Readland, we will build 8 e-learning centres in rural areas across Nigeria. These centres will:
To the joy of reading books
Offer programming, Graphics Design and Web Design classes
Teach public speaking, and etiquette
To raise the profile of academic competitions and incentivize academic excellence, we will sponsor major national competitions in spelling, mathematics and debate. Goals:
Engage the organizers of the most prominent competitions
Match or exceed current sponsorship levels
Offer winners internships within the Platform Capital Group ecosystem