Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Chidi Nwaogu receives global award for education innovation

Chidi Nwaogu, co-founder of Savvy, a global program that trains, supports and funds aspiring and start-up entrepreneurs, was recognized today by HundrED and received the HundrED Global Collection Award for Leading Education Innovation.

Out of 3,488 nominations, Nwaogu’s nomination, Savvy, was among those awarded as the most impactful and scalable innovation in education.

According to a post he posted on social media, he wrote, “We are honored to be recognized as one of the inspiring innovations changing the face of education in a post-COVID world.”

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The awards ceremony takes place October 26-28 at the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki, Finland, where Nwaogu and other winners will be celebrated. The HundrED Innovation Summit will be organized in part with the United Nations University UNU-WIDER and the City of Helsinki.

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Supported by the Roddenberry Foundation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the International Telecommunication Union and Because International, Savvy was founded to help at least 100,000 unemployed professionals around the world make the transition to employment. entrepreneurship by equipping them with the knowledge, resources, and support network to create sustainable, innovative, and profitable businesses, as a means of reducing global unemployment that has been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Savvy program is available in 111 languages ​​including English, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish and Bengali. So far, out of more than 96,000 applications, Savvy has selected, trained, supported and funded more than 8,000 people in 158 countries, who have gone on to create more than 3,000 companies in various sectors and in different regions.

HundrED is a non-profit organization that researches and shares inspiring innovations in education. HundrED’s mission is to give hardworking educators who lead innovative, impactful, and scalable approaches to education the recognition and visibility they deserve.

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