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Meet Shakirat – The Budding Programmer


Shakirat Bisola Raji, also known as Khairah, is an upcoming programmer, entrepreneur and an intending farmer.

She started through a scholarship from Google Africa, powered by Udacity and Andela.

Shakirat’s major source of inspiration is her family.

When asked about a project she has ventured that increased her confidence in herself, she says, “I tried farming corns and vegetables on a small portion of land, alongside poultry in my house. Soon the birds were matured and the plants ready to harvest but no one to sell to even though I knew a lot of people needed my products. Then I thought I must find a way to effectively reach potential customers. And I was able to do it, that made me realise the grass is green for me if only I don’t give up.”

Moving forward, she is looking for the opportunity to enrol in a full stack programming course, an advance block chain course and agricultural seminars and also get funding.

She believes youth empowerment is an avenue for developing this nation. “The Nigerian youth can be empowered through various means; free loans, sensitization, workshop and seminars.

Connect with her via
Instagram: khiarah_
WhatsApp 07038299886


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