Why You Should Join Sankore Community as a Developer

Kelly Kigan
February 7, 2022

The NEAR Certified Developer (NCD) program is a course that allows web developers to earn a Certificate of Completion that represents the ability to design, develop, test and deploy smart contracts on the NEAR platform.

Part of what Sankore does best is Developer Training. Developers interested in blockchain have an opportunity to join our Community and advance their skills by building and interacting with the NEAR Protocol.

We encourage you as a developer to embrace the imminent transition to Web 3.0, by getting certified through NCD. You may be new to NEAR technologies, but we are here to guide you and help you navigate this relatively new landscape. We have a series of incentives that will make your journey through the certification program smooth.

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Professional Team

If you have not interacted with NEAR Protocol before, you do not need to worry, as Our Team of professional instructors will help you understand this blockchain in the simplest ways.

You will get a chance to explore courses designed to dive deep into the NEAR Platform, through education and practising on projects. This will give you a chance to prepare yourself for real-world projects. Keep in mind NEAR is a fast-growing protocol and numerous opportunities and jobs await you upon completion of your NCD course.

Professional guidance from our team


You will have an opportunity to get paid as you learn and build, this being part of the fellowship program in the NCD course. We are sure you must be having a dream project, but financial constraints act as a bottleneck to execute your project. You can join the fellowship program as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) or Developer in Residence (DiR). This is for a 90-day period, where you will be paid full or part-time to work on critical problems on the NEAR platform. There are different active programs in the fellowship program and you can sign up for the program that suits you best.

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NEAR Ambassador programs give you a chance to join a community of world-class innovators. This will be your chance to become an innovator yourself and create the future of the internet, Web 3.0.

It will be an opportunity for you to further become an entrepreneur through the solutions you will build in the future of the internet. We believe you will make up part of the best innovators the world would want to see in the next internet revolution, and this is your chance to join our community.


We cannot understate the power of networking, especially when one seeks to develop themselves careerwise. You are sure to engage with our fast-growing and expansive Ecosystem of Developers and Entrepreneurs in your NCD course.

This is your chance to meet with graduates of the NEAR university, and other developers who will be instrumental in your web development journey. You could become a partner of NEAR and educate prospective developers we seek to reach.

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You stand to gain all this value if you join our community to get certified through the NCD. As a Web 2.0 developer, you will breeze through the NCD course while you gain educational value and your certification. Remember, while you are taking the NCD, you will be exposed to numerous employment opportunities including jobs, fellowships and ambassadorial programs. What are you waiting for? Join the Sankore community and let your dreams take off!

*Editor’s note

Sankore 2.0 is an Africa-focused community integrating the NEAR blockchain with projects and solutions conceived and built by local developers in Kenya. As noted in the content of this blog, Sankore 2.0 seeks to promote the development of Web3 products in Nairobi — for Kenya and for Africa as a whole

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