AfterschoolAfrica.com started as an experimental blog, by Ikenna Odinaka in 2008. His initial intention was to try out building an online platform that offers career advice for fresh graduates after graduation from higher institution.
That initial idea was not sustained as he took cues from what site visitors were searching for to find the site at the time; scholarships and award opportunities. This led him to refocus on publishing information on scholarships, contests and award opportunities for African students and graduate students.
Through these years AfterschoolAfrica have operated on the core ideal:
“Honourably serve our audience by sharing enlightening and empowering information and knowledge to inspire young Africans to achieve their goals and aspirations”.
This core value and purpose is influenced by our passion to inspire young people to take responsibility and self develop by taking advantage of available opportunities.
We continue to expand our scope to effectively meet this ideal. As a result, AfterschoolAfrica have evolved into an “Online Magazine for Youth Enlightenment and Empowerment”
We publish content that promotes self education, learning, empowerment, entrepreneurship and career advancement for African Youth. As a result we cover such topics as:
- Technology for education and business
- Career advice
- Scholarship opportunities
- Competitions and awards
- Online learning
- Youth development
At AfterschoolAfrica.com, our first responsibility is to our audience; our readers who are typically students, graduates, [aspiring] entrepreneurs and people who seek advancement.
Our second responsibility is to our [potential] partners; guest contributors, writers, speakers, authors, bloggers and sponsors. Our individual partners are persons of knowledge, experience and passion to share. Our sponsors are organisations that support our work through banner placement and other sponsorship programs.
Our third responsibility is to make profit. We are a for-profit organisation and believe that to achieve our core objective of impacting the lives in our little way, we must generate profit.
We believe that by pursuing people empowerment, we can build a team with a spirit and consequently generate profit to keep our purpose and value alive.
We are willing to research and try different ideas – including contextual advertising, banner advertising, sponsorship, conferences, seminars etc -, even make mistakes to uncover better ways to fairly generate revenue to stay alive.
When these things are done, we believe we shall make a fair profit. We are determined with the help of God to fulfil these obligations to the best of our ability.
Want to contribute?
We believe in teamwork and welcome writers, speakers, professionals, authors, bloggers – knowledgeable in their fields and area of interest to contribute to our community of readers by submitting articles/guest posts (within our core ideology).
As a contributor, you have the right to add a promotional author bio at the end of your content, with up to two links to your own work. Click here to learn more about contributing contents on AfterschoolAfrica.com.
AfterschoolAfrica.com is operated by Whytea Services – an Online Publishing and Marketing Company.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us via above email.
Join After School Africa Network:
On Facebook – www.facebook.com/afterschoolafrica
On Twitter – www.twitter.com/schoolafrica
On Google+ - http://gplus.to/AfterSchoolAfrica
For sponsorship, partnership, questions or other information, contact Ikenna Here.