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Scholarships Challenges in Kakuma

Scholarship opportunities in Kakuma Refugee camp are quite limited, YVK in partnership with the University of Michigan have created a website http://www.kakumayouth.com that’s objectively to link Kakuma youths with opportunities inside and outside Kakuma. if you’ve got any opportunity you would wish to share with Kakuma youths, please reach out to us and we will help you share it and reach a broader number of youths in Kakuma. send us an email at youthkak@gmai

In the video is one of the F4 graduate who completed her form four back in 2018 and never got a chance to any scholarship, watch the video Here and remember to subscribe for more new video updates

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Global Center on Adaptation and African Development Bank call for applications for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge.

The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to respond to the call for the expression of interest and submit their business plan through the official submission portal.

The African Youth Adaptations Solutions Challenge is part of the ‘Empowering Youth through Jobs and Entrepreneurship’ pillar of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), a strategic partnership between the GCA and the African Development Bank aimed at galvanizing climate-resilient actions through a triple win approach to address the impacts of Covid-19, climate change and the economy.

So if you know young entrepreneurs who are interested: The call is open for young entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years old to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Winners will get business grants of up to USD 100,000 in value, and access to a 12-month business accelerator program.

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Call for Application

Deadline: 7th Sept 20201

Danish Refugee council [DRC] in partnership with UNICEF is calling for applicants with innovative ideas to solve community problems through UPSHIFT model. The program aims at building the skills of youth and adolescents through a new model of mentorship that will enable them to gain a valuable and transferable skills to address social needs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.

  • Must have a clear innovative idea that will be use in the community to solve asocial problem.
  • Must be adolescents and youths[ males and females] age between 16-19 years.
  • Must be either a refugee or from host community from Kakuma camp and kalobeyei integrated settlement.
  • For refugee applicants they must attach proof of registration [manifest] and for host community they must attach birth certificate or parent/guardian ID
  • Must be ready to attend this training sessions and monthly follow up services
  • can speak and write in English and Kiswahili
  • Adolescents and youths attending or not attending school will be considered.

Interested applicants are invited to collect application forms from DRC field offices in Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camp and DRC main office. The filled forms should be summited back to DRC office by 7th September 2021.Succesful applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline.

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Visual and performing arts will not be considered as social and innovative ideas eg music, drummer, poet painting among others.

For more information on DRC services please follow them here

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Fund for investigative Journalism – Call for Proposals: Deadline Sept. 13

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for grants to cover the expenses of investigative stories that break new ground and uncover wrongdoing in the public or private sectors. Grants are for up to $10,000 for stories on any topic.

Proposals are due Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Journalists whose proposals are accepted will be notified (and receive first payment) in October.

  • Visit the online application portal: click Here
  • View a short video with proposal tips from a past grantee and a member of the Fund’s board: click Here
  • Read answers to frequently asked questions about grant applications by clicking Here
  • Learn more about how to request mentorship in the application process from a past grantee by clicking Here

The grant application includes the following components:

  • Brief summary (100 words or less)
  • Full proposal (1,000 words or less) that explains what makes this an investigative journalism project, what the applicant’s investigative plan is, what the story will uncover that’s new, and why the applicant is uniquely suited to do the story
  • Budget for the project
  • Resume and references
  • Letter of commitment from a media outlet to publish the story

The Fund’s Board of Directors, comprised of accomplished journalists, reviews grant proposals and decides which ones to approve. Journalists who receive grants are also eligible for other support, including editorial mentorship, pro bono legal help and training. 

For an index of stories published in the last 12 months with support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, go click Here.

For highlights of the impact of stories supported by the Fund click Here

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association. The competition is now in its ninth year, and open for entries until September 10th, 2021

  • The award is an annual competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe.
  • Journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less that $20,000 are asked to send in their best stories.
  • Judges of the award look for stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society.

This year – in the year of COP26 – we are adding an additional environmental component to the awards. Every year, applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of three stories. This time, at least one of the three pieces submitted must have an environmental reporting element. Three finalists will be awarded £1,000 learning bursaries or funds to buy equipment. An additional £1,000 bursary will be awarded to the journalist with the best environmental story. Winner announcements will be made on the night of the FPA Awards in London on 29th November, 2021. The competition is a great opportunity for young and aspiring journalists at the start of their careers. Syrian filmmaker, Waad Al Kateab, Sudanese journalist, Yousra Elbagir and Kenyan documentary maker, Maurice Oniang’o, have all benefitted from the annual competition, which is the highlight of the FPA Awards. For further information, and to see the judges involved, please see Here

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2021

World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June. This international day was designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe, shine a light on their plight, and work together to find long-term solutions to displacement.

The theme for World Refugee Day 2021 is “Together we heal, learn and shine,” and calls for greater inclusion of refugees in health systems, schools, and sport.

COVID-19 showed us that we can only be saved together. Our refugee sisters and brothers have contributed to their communities during these challenging times. Let us work together to ensure they are not left behind

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