EBERECHI, Sam Okereke
An EduTech entrepreneur, a media practitioner and an overall businesswoman. In 2018, she co-founded Sapphital Learning Ltd (www.sapphital.com), a Digital Platform that uses Technology, Media and Local languages to take learning and education across individuals, institutions and communities in Africa. So far, we are proud to have trained thousands of people and worked with organizations(both private and public) to build Learning Academies.
Ebere’s journey as co-founder of Sapphital led to the development of the first National SME Digital Academy in 2020 (www.smedigitalacademy.com) in collaboration with SMEDAN ( Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency ) to create a new avenue for SMEs owners to learn,grow and foster their businesses, she also co-founded the Nigerian export import academy (NEXA) in collaboration with NEXIM (Nigerian Export Import) Bank the first Official Export Academy in 2021 (www.nigerianexportacademy.com), to train millions of Small Businesses and Exporters to boost economic development and grow non-oil exports. Sapphital's most recent project which launched January 2022, was built to train women in leadership, business, personal skills and prepare them for political office. The Progressive Women Academy (www.progressivewomenacademy.com) which was launched by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and APC Women Representative, Hon Stella Okotete.
Her most interesting and dearest project so far is the Lorewa Academy (www.lorewa.com) which she founded in 2020, as the first Online Learning Academy in Hausa language with 100% Women Instructors. With technology, we are scaling learning and education to thousands of women across Arewa communities in Nigeria and other Hausa speaking African countries. We are driving digital inclusion, financial inclusion, creating employment and wealth for women and their families.
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