Bridgia Africa has joined Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative. Bridgia makes industry insights, resources, and services available to higher institutions in Africa.
Through this partnership, Bridgia is now one of the 21 Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative partners in the region of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. More specifically, there are two partners of the Initiative based in Africa: Bridgia Africa (Nigeria) and Staffroom Software (South Africa). According to Google, these partners are "a fundamental part of Google for Education".
"We are delighted to progress from being a Google Cloud Partner to a member of the Google Education Integrated Initiative", Bridgia co-founder and CEO Segun Ogunwale said.
"This collaboration provides more opportunities to leverage Google for Education's resources and reach to provide easy access to Bridgia's platform for students, faculty and staff members in Africa's higher institutions".
The Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative is offered to encourage education technology companies to build alongside Google for Education's tools and devices to support educators.
Before any edtech company can become a partner of the Initiative, it must have made three Google-approved Google Workspace for Education and/or Google Classroom product integrations and provide completed integrations document providing evidence of qualifying integrations.
Google for Education partners offers sales, training, deployment, and technology solutions related to Google products including Chromebooks, Chrome Education Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education.
Segun (CEO) and Akintomiwa Ogunnika (Creative Lead) co-founded Bridgia Africa in March 2020. And they are on a mission to champion innovation, employability and development of talent pipelines in Africa's higher institutions through access to industry information, learning programmes, career resources and opportunities in collaboration with industry partners.
The edtech company provides higher institutions' students and faculty with access to profiles of more than 30 of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries for career, research, and opportunities, Segun told Benjamindada via email. This information is provided from the realities of the local industry. The industry ranges from agribusiness, consulting to fintech and waste management.
Students can also connect with alumni of their institutions through our LinkedIn integration, he added.
By 2025, Bridgia Africa aims to be a global leader in facilitating industry-academia collaboration for innovation and human capital development.