THE FUTURE FORWARD CHALLENGE IS OPEN!
The MasterCard Foundation and Ashoka want to know how you are increasing employment opportunities for young people in Africa.
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If you are from sub-Saharan Africa and between the ages of 18 and 30, Ashoka and The MasterCard Foundation invite you to share how you are increasing employment opportunities for young people in Africa.
By entering this challenge, you will join a community of fellow innovators that are transforming the landscape of youth employment in Africa. Top entrants will be eligible for $1,500 USD in unrestricted funding as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to the Ashoka Globalizer Summit in South Africa where they will receive training, support, and visibility critical to their growth and to realizing the full impact of their social innovations.
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SHARE YOUR STORY
“Some of the best people to find a solution to a problem are those who have experienced it themselves."
We invite you, African youth and community leaders, to share your stories. Enrich the conversation about the evolving workplace in Africa by sharing your insights, lessons and cutting-edge solutions that will lead to a brighter future where all youth can build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers and change their communities for the better.
If you have a story that speaks to the challenges and/or solutions to youth employment in Africa, we’d love to hear from you!
WHY SHARE YOUR STORY?
- Selected submissions featuring your insights, knowledge and findings may be featured on the Future Forward page and shared to a wide social media audience in the #AfricaYouthFwd conversation
- Take part in a process that will help connect the dots between the challenges, solutions and the ways forward for a pressing social problem in Africa.