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Nigerian philanthropy empowers a new generation

Nigerian philanthropy empowers a new generation

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Nigerian philanthropist Leo Stan-Ekeh, Chairman and CEO, Zinox Technologies, has taken on the challenge of empowering his country's students to be able to access IT facilities at affordable rates, and increase their competitiveness in the marketplace.

His project, the Zinox Students Computer Ownership Project (Z-SCOP) is aimed at helping Nigerian students acquire PCs via Computerise Nigeria Project (CNP), an NGO registered by law for the "purpose of creating awareness for, and achieving the adoption of the computer as a major tool for work and play", as quoted on allafrica.com. The Stan-Eken effect seems to have inspired an anonymous Nigerian businessman who recently donated $N50m into CNP to enable workers and students to purchase 5,000 PCs at a 10% discount.