Efiko a social mobile quiz platform that was launched at the ccHub and VACCAlert; a service that alerts parent to vaccinate and immunize their babies both won N1 million grants from the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG). The Internet for Jobs Initiative (I4J) was designed to transform Nigeria into an Information Society where business and government services are available online and the majority of the population has access to the Internet and the opportunities it offers.
The judges also announced that 7 other projects presented were found to be very viable and will be placed on a supplementary list and will be awarded grants after another competitive round. These projects includes LearnThem; a platform to learn or teach anything, Joggebuzz; a SMS group chat service, BudgIT; a budget monitoring tool, and TutorialClick.com; an online UTME quiz platform amongst others.
The objectives of the I4J Initiative include, but are not limited to:-
- Creating Internet entrepreneurs
- Positively engaging Nigerian youths
- Bridging the digital divide between Nigeria and the developed world
- Creating local Internet content
- Creating jobs using the Internet
The theme for this year’s competition was Web solutions for national development.