Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I have worked on numerous volunteer projects within the various communities where I have lived. When a local food drive for my community was almost eliminated, I spearheaded support to keep the program and assisted with the administration and distribution of food until I left for West Africa.
Jappal is my first social entrepreneurial endeavour. At the age of 20, with the valued help of mentors, teammates, friends, I have taken the dream of a woman to help local girls benefit from the reality of Jappal.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
-Nicole Dewing: Former Country Leader, Global Citizen Year, Peace Corps JOB and owner of Taaru ASkan Farm
-Abby Falik Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year: Abby has offered advice and encouragement while also reviewing my 2-Pager.
-Global Citizen Year Team: Provided me with the information regarding this grant opportunity
-Peace Corps: a regional director of Peace Corps Senegal has agreed to assign project a volunteer to the village who checks in on the project materials and logistics when I am not there to do inventory and paperwork