Heroes are members of the diaspora who work in the ICT sector and are conscious of the brain drain issues.
Side kicks are ICT students in developing economies
- Information Communication and Technology side kicks in developing economies lack access to resources and guidance in their studies
- The side kicks lack structural access to the internet.
- Members of the diaspora working in tech gained knowledge abroad but find it difficult to contribute back to their home countries
What it does
Connects heroes and side kicks, and provides heroes with books and other freely available books
How we built it
We interviewed a number of potential heroes to identify the core issues the were facing as students in Nigeria. We followed a lean approach to product design to defined the core features that would be required from the program
Challenges we ran into
Identifying the problem, taking into account all parties. Also, finding the incentives for all the parties involved.
Accomplishments that we are proud of
The team work, the presentation and the progress we made
What we have learned
What's next for herofabric
Getting in touch with partners (universities and ambassies); Developing the program