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This Young Nigerian Advocate Shared On Social Media How Google Helped Her Get A Fully Funded Scholarship

A young Nigerian,  Janet Zagah  has taken on linkedin platform sharing how Google search helped her get a fully funded scholarship .

Janet Zagah  is the Founder of APWEN RSU, Energy Transition, Diversity Advocate, Engineer|,Voluntee,| Business Development and Analyst|Girl in STEM. In a linkind  post, Janet disclosed how she get a fully funded scholarship by merely searching “”what is Chevening?” Below is her post on Linkedin

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“ it’s interesting how a process that started from a simple Google search, “what is Chevening?” from a friend’s post landed me a fully funded scholarship in Energy Management at Robert Gordon University .

Indeed, it is a rare privilege to be amongst the 50 selected scholars from over 8,000 eligible applicants in Nigeria for the prestigious #chevening scholarship.

This scholarship would provide an opportunity for me to get a masters degree in energy at a University located at Aberdeen, the energy capital of Europe. My degree would equip me with skills necessary to become a future #energy leader, with a goal of ensuring sustainability in the energy sector of Nigeria.

My sincere gratitude goes to God almighty, Chevening Awards and the UK in Nigeria for an opportunity to be #chosenforchevening .

I also appreciate my friend, Jewel Atedou Bright for his guide and support in my application. To the Society of Petroleum Engineers InternationalChikezie Nwosu,Society of Women EngineersOghogho EffiomMervin AzetaHajara KabeerSPE Lagos Section 61, and other #girlsinstem advocates , thanks for creating a platform for girls to foster diversity and inclusivity in the energy Industry.

My Chevening application journey was self reflecting and I believe this award has opened a door that would lead to many other doors of opportunities.

P.S: Please send a dm if you have questions about Chevening or need guide in your application for #cheveningscholarship 2022 awards as the application is open.

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This post has gone viral on linkedin with over 5,000 likes and 1,000 comments.

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders.

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Since 1983, over 50,000 professionals have studied in the UK through Chevening.

Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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