In this 3-week accelerator program, Kenyan youth will undergo a series of design-thinking trainings, leadership clinics, community outings and rigorous technical training and exploration in their area of interest. Program dates are set for mid-April to early May.
Applications are due March 1st.
What are InChallenges:
InChallenges are social entrepreneurship- and innovation competitions that empower youths in Sierra Leone, Kenya and South Africa to create and implement their own solutions to pressing problems in their communities. GMin provides seed funding, space, mentorship, and opportunities, allowing students to turn their ideas into reality.
How They Work:
Any Senior Secondary School in Sierra Leone, Kenya or South Africa can nominate teams of 2 – 5 students to participate in the national InChallenge. The teams with the best proposals will be selected as finalist by an internationally acclaimed panel of judges and receive seed-funding to test and prove their solution to a well-defined local problem over a piloting phase. Teams will need to provide details of how the projects will be developed and why the teams are well suited to accomplish their projects. At the end of the competition cycle, the best finalist teams may be selected as winners, if sufficient progress has been made on their project. Each winning team will receive additional funding to further develop and scale their project. The award money is not meant for personal use of team members and must be used only for the project.
InChallenges specifically aim to:
- Promote self-efficacy in youth
- Foster role models whose innovation demonstrate the mindset of learning, constant growth, and social impact
- Identify, incubate, and scale high impact ideas
- Become thought leaders on implementation of social innovation
- Foster the next generation of social entrepreneurs
Visit the official page of this opportunity by visiting the link below