On behalf of the team and program participant of Web3bridge, I am happy to say thank you to the Cartel for the previous grant funding provided to us Web3Bridge Grant application - #12 by Ebunayo.
We are excited to mention that the $3000 grant that was used during cohort III to fund mid way hackathon gave birth to safekeep.finance project which is presently in beta testing stage and we are already discussing funding to scale the project.
Also as part of the impact of the program across Africans, we are glad to also state that 5 of the participants of cohort II & III are actively employed as Junior and intermediate solidity developers and are earning better than they were when they were doing web2 development.
Since the last funding, Web3bridge has successfully close another cohort and we have another project in the pipeline that will be launched from the cohort. Also, with the reviews we have done with the program, we decided to lease a building in Lagos to serve as the office space and hostel facility for Cohort V, we took this decision to increase rate of completion of the program and with this facility we will be able to host and train 40 developers (30 male and 10 female) up until we are able to secure a bigger place.
Thankfully, setting up the office have been possible with the little contribution we got from GR9 and the large part of the funds released by the team.
However, we are requesting a grant of $15,000 to fully complete the set-up and prepare for the cohort.
The fund will be expended on acquisition of bootcamp bed ($4,760), provision of internet network ($1,619) and equipping the facility with solar systems ($8,619) to provide uninterrupted power supply during the cohort.
Our expectation from this cohort is 100% completion rate and an intense training that will afford us the opportunity to graduate intermediate blockchain developers to fill up the growing demand for solidity and frontend developers in the space and also we look forward to supporting the growth of two projects for the community.