Students of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have qualified to represent the university in the Global Competition Award of the Wadwani Foundation NextGen Activate programme. SUN sealed her qualification ticket as she emerged 8th position Milestone 4 (M4) and 2nd position in the transformative award category for her renewable idea “Alternative Power Nigeria - Changing life With Light”, an entry submitted by a 200 level student of Economics, Mr. Haruna Lawan Baffa and a 100 level student of Software Engineering Ms. Juwairiyya Ahmad Lamido. The students were mentored by Ms. Jyoti Rajwar, a Lecturer II in the Department of Microbiology.
The competition which took place recently, was a 10 weeks online learning programme (29th March – 5th June 2021) that was focused on creating potential real ventures, validation and practice implementation. The competition featured 29 teams from different parts of the world, who demonstrated experiential and immersive digital learning programme under the banner of the cohort of Latin America & West Africa.
Evaluation of the competition was done based on four milestones covered by the teams throughout the competition. The milestone includes exploring, discovering, a market survey and activation. After every milestone, the teams were asked to give a pitch, venture website and business model related to their practice venture which was evaluated by Ambassadors, successful entrepreneurs and CEOs around the world.
The Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging markets by driving the creation of 10 million jobs by 2030, through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and upskilling a new generation of students into entrepreneurs.
Next-Generation Fellowship Program has been designed to inspire and educate young high-school and university students to become rising entrepreneurs focused on social and environmental transformation, driving job creation and economic growth across the world, leveraging the power of new technologies and digitalization.