After 4 months of online entry and review, PIN is one of the group of 14 inspiring finalists that have been chosen from 400+ entries from 35 countries to compete in the Champions of Quality Education in Africa contest which is jointly coordinated by Ashokaâ€™s Changemakers and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Voting will be open between August 5th and 19th, 2009. Please visit http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/educationafrica, or PINâ€™s website (where you can click on the â€˜voteâ€™ badge), to vote for Ajegunle.org.
Our entry project, Ajegunle.org, is a model that we have designed to create better livelihoods â€“ through ICT opportunities, entrepreneurship training, short-term internships and a Graduate Loan Scheme â€“ for young people in Nigeriaâ€™s underserved areas. Please see a project video (as captured by Nigeria International and screened in various countries) on CNNâ€™s iReport or YouTube. Please go ahead and vote now, and forward this information to others so they can see what Ajegunle.org is about and also give us their vote.