2019 Yunus and Youth fellowship for young people

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Young people from Kenya are among those invited to apply for the 2019 Yunus and Youth fellowship program, to receive entrepreneurial training and support.

Yunus and Youth fellowship was inspired by the efforts of, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. Both believe in the capacity of young people to drive positive social change. Therefore, this fellowship supports early-stage social entrepreneurs.

One of the Kenyans picked for the Yunus and Youth fellowship in 2018 included Beverly Mutindi, co-founder of SophieBot. You can read our Interview with SophieBot on what startup incubation is really about. You too can be chosen to be a Yunus and Youth fellow since the program is open to everyone, as long as:

  • You have started a social enterprise
  • You are under 30 years old
  • You speak English

You should also be open to receiving professional guidance to help grow and develop your business. That’s because help will be coming, to you, in different forms over the 6-month duration of the fellowship.

There will be one-on-one mentorship from an experienced business professional. There will be online design workshops to help you create visions and peer learning from the networking opportunity that this will be. Not forgetting, expert webinars to develop your skills in areas like revenue model development, budget management and impact measurement will be part of this.

Muhammad Yunus believes our generation of youth is, “the most powerful…in human history.” And that young people should feel responsible for and be willing to drive positive social change. Watch him:

Deadline for application is 18th February, 2019. Visit the official website to learn more and apply.

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