Google Rise Awards Aimed to Effect Social Change Opened for 2014 Applications


Google RIse

The next round of the Google programme that focuses on education in society is open. The Google Rise Awards aim to reward ideas that promote education in Science and Technology.

The Google programme aims to reward organizations in this field with between US$15,000 to US$50,000.

RISE partners in Nigeria, WAAW Foundation and W-TEC , have teamed up to organise a one-week residential Advanced STEM Camp. The program launched this week and will provide 27 public school girls exposure to robotics.

More organizations from Africa are encouraged to submit to this programme that will be held in 2014.

“In 2013, 30 organisations received grants-RISE with projects ranging from robotics contests in Germany to programming challenge days for girls in New Zealand,” Google reported. “And organisations in Liberia and India are sharing resources to overcome common challenges in access to technology for girls.”

“In June, we brought together all of our partners for a Global Summit. It was an inspiring meeting, and since the Summit several organisms have begun to work together to expand their reach,” Google added.

If you feel you are up to the challenge sign up here.