The content of this book is a collection of the knowledge and information gathered through extensive research and personal interviews with past award winners, lead by Ikenna Odinaka C.
In 2008, while searching for random information on the internet, Ikenna. discovered that there wasn’t a central platform for Africans looking for study opportunities online. There were scholarship search portals for international students or developing countries but hardly any was focused on the African audience. The only such website that existed at the time was rarely updated. This made it tough finding opportunities available for Africans.
At the time, most people never believed it was possible for someone in Africa to win a full scholarship to study abroad and have all expenses paid for.
He started a website to assemble every opportunity for Africans out there and create the awareness. In 2009, the website was rebranded to Afterschoolafrica.com; the first regularly-updated online platform for Africans looking for opportunities to further their education around the world.
Through the AfterSchoolAfrica project, thousands of Africans have benefited from award programs to fund their education and dreams, locally and internationally.
This book is a result of the effort of the entire AfterSchoolAfrica team; and is published by Edxtra Associates Ltd, an information company based in Lagos, Nigeria, and owner of AfterSchoolAfrica.com.