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Kenya: Jikimu Social Entrepreneurship Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 14, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022

Aspiring to become a social entrepreneur and to make an impact on your society?

The Goblis Foundation has launched its Jikimu Social Entrepreneurship Program to train young people from the age of 18 through the age of 35 years old and empower young community social enterprises by creating a perfect balance between the social mission and entrepreneurship, to create employment opportunities to the underprivileged communities and protecting their environmental ecosystems.

They run regular training forums and this enables them to identify potential social innovators to attend physical trainings.

They then conduct a multi-step competition designed to inspire social entrepreneurs to propose impactful social enterprises addressing pressing issues in their communities.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Any young person between the ages of 18 and 35 years with a solution to solve local problems and with a motivation to tackle local and societal challenges.
2. The social innovation idea:
a) must be youth-created and youth-led: 18 to 35 years old;
b) is led by vulnerable youth from underserved backgrounds;
c) must have ability to create positive social impact, benefit a community and reach long-term sustainability.
3. Social Entrepreneurs must be the Founders of the social enterprise they are proposing.
4. The proposed social enterprise must have not been incubated elsewhere and cannot have already received funding from another institution.
5. Timely communication and trustworthiness.

They’re not looking for people with exceptional skills.

All they ask for is passion, commitment, dedication, and hard work to learn, grow, explore and innovate.

And most importantly, if you have an exceptional social innovation idea; an idea that can help improve your quality of life, that of your family and most importantly, that of your community.

Every month, they select twenty-eight (28) finalists, half mem and half women, with the best proposals and most compelling personal leadership characteristics to attend a three-week Boot Camp experience at their Bomani Innovation Hub.

The Boot Camp training includes a full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs – including seed funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a community of like-minded peers. All the social entrepreneurs become Innovation Hub fellows.

Deadline: rolling basis.

For more information, please visit https://www.goblisfoundation.org/academy/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 14
Oct 14

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities 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

Jill Langhus
Oct 15
Oct 15

Sounds great. Thanks, Ana.