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    Apply: YES Social Entrepreneurship Programme

    Deadline: 31 May, 2020.

    The Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Programme is a six-month funded intensive entrepreneurship, leadership and business training that provides young early-stage social entrepreneurs with the resources they need to discover opportunities, unlock their potential and create impact in their local communities.

    The programme is looking for self-starters, leaders and change-makers who are building viable businesses and creating impact in their local communities and beyond. The programme is currently open to only Kenyan social entrepreneurs.

    Benefits

    • The programme seeks to identify, inspire and empower 30 young social entrepreneurs to recognise opportunities, explore innovative approaches, mobilise resources, manage risks, and build viable social enterprises
    • A minimum total of $15,000 in grant funding will be invested in top fellows during the programme

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • The venture must be solving a clear problem in the community
    • There must be a viable and tested solution already in place, not just an idea
    • The social venture should have a viable business model
    • The venture should have at least some paying customers or be generating revenue in the past six months
    • There should be ambition by the founder of the venture to grow to achieve large scale impact
    • The applicant can commit to attend weekly Saturday sessions (preferably in-person) from August 2020 to December 2020
    • The applicant can commit to do weekly tasks in relation to their venture
    • The applicant must be working either full time or at least 30 hours per week in their ventures
    • The venture is legally registered in Kenya or in the process of registration

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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    Oluwabunmi Aderibigbe
    Oluwabunmi Aderibigbehttp://www.developmentdairies.com
    Oluwabunmi Aderibigbe is a keen curator for Development Diaries. He has a BSc in Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State and a master's degree in view at The African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST), Ile-Ife, Osun State. Oluwabunmi is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking, SDGs advocate and a Pan-Africanist.

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