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.


  • 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.


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

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

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program- CATEGORY: scholarship 

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) and Mastercard Foundation offer a scholarship program. 

Application due: typically November

Finalists selected for interviews: January

Selection decisions made: February

Eligibility: Secondary school completion (does not need to be KCSE), identification, recommendation

Scholarship search for refugees

This platform helps you to find accredited higher education academic or scholarship programmes verified by UNHCR to allow you to pursue advanced study, skills and professional development. You can search by country, degree type, language, and field of study.

Resilience Action

Resilience Action is a grassroots organization started and run by refugees! We are empowering the refugee youth to fulfill their potential and enable them to transform their lives by providing adult education, economic empowerment, and reproductive health services. Resilience Action (formerly SAVIC) was founded in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2010, and is registered as an NGO in Kenya.

For more information, contact Resilience Action here.

Everyone is Welcome.

The goal for this page is that discussions will be inclusive (everyone is welcome), so that all youth can learn about, and take advantage of, available opportunities in Kakuma.

This site is NOT maintained by UNHCR or donors active in Kakuma.

This is a site created by Kakuma youth, for Kakuma youth. Information on this page is only as accurate as you make it!

Please post updates, additional opportunities, and reflections on your experiences. Also post any questions you have related to lifelong learning in Kakuma, as we are hoping this community will grow and become a space to share advice and information. We kindly request that you do not engage in chatting that is not beneficial to the youth.

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