Lambda School partners with Paystack to pilot Africa expansion

Candidates from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa can apply to receive a world-class full stack developer education - at no upfront cost.

Lambda School partners with Paystack

We're thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Lambda School to provide a world-class full stack developer education - at no upfront cost - to 10 candidates from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa!

During the program, Paystack will pay for membership to co-work spaces wherever students are, so that they have access to reliable electricity and internet with which to excel at the program.

After the program, students have the chance to be hired by Paystack, and we'll also introduce students to the many Paystack merchants (including many of the best companies in Nigeria) who're looking for development talent.

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What is Lambda School?

California-based Lambda School trains people to be software engineers with live interactive classes, at no up-front tuition cost. Instead, students have the option to opt into an Income Share Agreement where they pay a fraction of their future income. This is no mere code camp, though.

Lambda School provides an immersive 9 month training in full stack web development, delivered via real-time online classes. The expert curriculum is designed and taught by instructors from Google, Apple, Blizzard, and many more from some of the best technology companies on the planet. In many cases, Lambda instructors literally wrote the textbooks others teach from. And if you get stuck at any point, there's instant, one-on-one help whenever you need it.

Lambda's quality of instruction is matched only by its strong focus on the employability of graduates. 86% of Lambda graduates are hired within 180 days of completing the program, and it's no exaggeration to say that the Lambda has quite literally transformed the lives of hundreds of people.

Lambda School launched about two years ago in the US, and recently opened its doors to students from the European Union. And now, in partnership with Paystack, Lambda School is accepting applications from for the first time from students in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa!

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Lambda School has partnered with Paystack to provide a world-class full stack developer education - at no upfront cost - to 10 candidates from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa!

Why Paystack x Lambda?

Paystack and Lambda share a lot in common. We're both alumni of the Y Combinator Accelerator and we both raised funding from Stripe, the payments giant whose mission is to increase the GDP of the internet.

Most importantly, both Paystack and Lambda School are obsessed with figuring out how to give everyone the tools they need to build their dreams. While Lambda does this by removing barriers to a career-changing education, Paystack does this by providing growth and payments tools to help businesses in Africa scale. Although we come at it from different directions, we're united in our desire to amplify human potential, and we're excited to join forces to work together to do exactly that.

Join the live Q&A on April 18

We're doing a live Q&A on Thursday, April 18th about the Lambda School Africa Pilot to answer any questions you might have. Register here for the live Q&A.

You can also find a detailed FAQ here, and if you have further questions, please send us an email at [email protected].

Apply to the Lambda School Africa Pilot

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