Google launched Google for non-profit organizations in Nigeria. Google for non-profit organizations aims to empower non-profit organizations by providing them with free premium services.
For organizations that meet the requirements, Google for nonprofits provides access to a collection of premium apps-the same tools that large corporate corporations use for free.
Once approved, qualified nonprofits can access programs such as Google Ad Grants, G-Suite for nonprofits, the YouTube nonprofit program, and more.
This helps nonprofits work faster and more effectively to reach a broader audience, encourage more supporters to take action, and tell their story more convincingly.
Nonprofits can apply for a grant of up to $ 10,000 per month, which will be available for six months through October 2020, to spend on text ads among other offers. In order for an NGO to participate in the Google for Nonprofits program, it must be a registered non-profit charity in Nigeria and verified by TechSoup Nigeria.
It must also meet the selection criteria listed on the Google page for non-profit organizations https://www.google.com/nonprofits/eligibility/.
“Non-profit organizations face unique challenges in deciding which technologies to acquire in the face of competing funding and resource requirements.
Our shared goal is to provide quick and effective access to tools and technologies so that these organizations can focus their efforts and resources directly on achieving their goals,” says Titi Akinsanmi, head of government relations and public policy at Google in West Africa.
Google also announced its charity arm, Google.org will give a teaching grant to Nigeria, a non-profit organization focused on supporting students in underserved communities in Nigeria, while the closure of COVID-19 schools continues.
The grant will Fund a 2-year teacher scholarship program to ensure that more students in underserved communities have access to quality education provided by well-trained faculty.
It will also Fund an educational intervention program to help children in underserved areas get an education through alternative means such as television, radio, and street public communications.
Google training resources and programs will be deployed to improve the skills of teachers working in target communities, as well as the Google Digital Skills training curriculum and resources for this program. ”
Our plan is to provide support and create partnerships that will ensure that children from underserved communities have access to the necessary level of education at this time, ” Akinsanmi says.
“Teach for Nigeria is working to create platforms that will enable the Nigerian educational system to support all children in prosperity and create a better future for themselves and their communities.
Now more than ever, we must do everything we can to provide quality and appropriate education for all our children, no matter where they are on the map.
We are thrilled and confident that this collaboration with Google will move us a step closer to achieving our goals in these times,” says Folawe Omikunle, CEO of Teach for Nigeria.