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BeChangeMaker Africa 2021: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 20, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 25, 2021
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Applications are now open for the BeChangeMaker Africa 2021 to inspire action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills.

BeChangeMaker provides access to high quality learning content on HP LIFE, tools and technology for startup acceleration, dedicated coaching, mentoring and customized support, as well as the opportunity to tap into a diverse global network of potential supporters and investors.

It is also part of the implementation of the African Union’s One Million by 2021 Initiative.

HP LIFE, a programme of the HP Foundation, provides 32 FREE online learning courses for entrepreneurs, innovators, and small business owners worldwide.

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Thirty teams are chosen for BeChangeMaker Africa 2021 with projects tackling a range of economic and societal challenges.

Between August and November, they will have access to high-quality learning content on HP LIFE, tools and technology for startup acceleration, dedicated coaching, mentoring and customized support, as well as the opportunity to tap into a diverse global network of potential supporters and investors.

Top five teams will compete in the grand finale to be the winner of BeChangeMaker Africa.

To be eligible to enter the BCM, the participants must:
1. be from 18 to 35 years old,
2. be receiving general or vocational education and training or have finished general or vocational education and training at the time of participation,
3. join the BCM alone or with a maximum of four other participants as a team (total team size is five persons maximum),
4. be responsible for ensuring that their participation in the BCM complies with any policies of their corporations, agencies, institutions, schools, or colleges where they are employed or trained. WorldSkills International, the HP Foundation, and the African Union are not responsible for any disputes arising between participants and their employers, schools, or colleges.

The Top 30 teams will be selected to officially join the programme. The announcement will be made on 6 August.

The programme will kick off on 13 August with an orientation for the exciting three months of intensive and engaging training.

The top five teams will each receive EUR 1,000 worth of customized post-programme coaching.

Additionally, the top three teams from the pitch finale will each receive EUR 2,000 cash award.

Apply till 26 July 2021.

For more information, please visit https://worldskillsafrica.org/projects/bechangemaker-2021/apply/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 20
Jun 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Leonida Odongo
Jun 21
Jun 21

Dear Ana ,

Thank you very much for the opportunities that you always share.Through them I'm undergoing a training on civic engagement by the University of Georgia.You are doing a great work connecting us with opportunities .

God bless

Leonida

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 21
Jun 21

Great to know!
Go for it.
May we all have and share plenty of blessings.
Best.

Jill Langhus
Jun 21
Jun 21

Thanks, Ana.