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Google unveils plans to help Africa restart economy



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Google has announced a number of initiatives by Google targeted at individuals and businesses in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, to help them rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, TopNaija reports.

Google is giving 25,000 educators access to free online training sessions and resources, such as Teach From Anywhere, and is also giving a grant of $250,000 to organizations in Nigeria which are developing programs and tools to boost literacy for children in low-income schools in the country.

From initiatives that will support African businesses, to helping job seekers, to providing assistance to vulnerable populations across the continent and more, Google ‘s commitment to Nigeria and SSA is unwavering and we consistently seek ways to collaborate with stakeholders in the private sector and government to fuel the digital economy.

Please click to read more and see how you can leverage these initiatives. I look forward to the impact that these investments would have on businesses in our country and across the region.

In the announcement by the American multinational technology company, small businesses, job seekers, educators and women will be some of the top beneficiaries of this support.

“Small businesses have been hardest hit in this period. Many of them have had to figure out quickly how to pivot their operations to a ‘digital-first’ approach. We have set up a digital hub providing free tools and resources for businesses and individuals, and we’ll be helping 500,000 small businesses get online or improve their digital presence through Google My Business. Once people can find them on Google and Google Maps, these businesses will be able to connect with millions of customers every month.
We’re also launching a tool that helps people to put together a marketing kit for their business. Using information from their Google My Business profile it helps businesses keep customers informed with their latest news, create custom posters and social posts.”