In Africa, promising students are paid to become remote software developers

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One of the most effective ways to empower disadvantaged young people is to give them access to the same educational resources that are available in the developed world. Which is exactly what Andela is doing — the global talent accelerator provides paid training and mentorship to promising young people in Africa, before linking them up with companies around the world in need of remote developers. Students can apply for a place on the four year paid fellowship at Andela's campus in Lagos, Nigeria. They attend a free, two week boot camp which involves a rigourous screening process. Less than one…

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