Applications Now Open!
Deadline: 18 July 2015
The program is targeted at investing in young Zimbabweans to develop their leadership skills and support their vision for social change. In addition, we have observed that while social entrepreneurship has begun to take off as a viable and sought after career path in many parts of the world, it has yet to develop significant traction in the country. This is a learning opportunity for those individuals with a passion for solving some of the pressing social problems in the country and the moral strength needed to achieve it.
The fellowship begins with a week-long training program in October. The program will bring together social leaders, creating a dynamic community of like-minded individuals who develop their skills while learning from and inspiring each other. Each Social Innovator receives twelve months of training, development, mentoring and support for their project.
The fellowship is not a full-time commitment or job. If you're looking to join a dynamic community, hard-working team and are hungry to change the world, we’d like to hear from you.
• Send your CV and a one page essay explaining a social challenge you feel strongly about and your ideas towards it to Paruware@yahoo.co.uk with the subject line clearly stating, Social Innovators fellowship program.
• Applications must be received by July 18, 2015.
Social Innovator Fellows 2014-2015
Meet our 2nd class of social innovator fellows!
Dorothy Pasipanodya (23)
Dorothy is the co-founder of The Power of Word. Let’s Talk, Ngatitaure, Asikhulume which is a community based project that aims to change the mind-set of the community so as to promote gender equality and empowerment. She is passionate about teaching the art of critical thinking through debate, mentorship and research. Dorothy is motivated by her background, having grown up in patriarchal Masvingo. One of her mantras is “always do your best and have fun because life has enough problems without you adding to them.”
Elmon Mudefi- (30)
Passionate about sport and with a degree in psychology, Elmon would like to engage young people through sport in a bid to promote healthy and morally upright behaviour. This will be done through establishing a youth Sports Club that is focused on rehabilitating those overtaken by alcoholism, prostitution and drug abuse. This will create a platform for talented individuals to market themselves and make a living out of it.
She has qualifications in education and biological sciences and is passionate about growing mushrooms. She loves that this is a practical application of a topic that she has studied. She wants to work with her community and teach them to grow mushrooms as a form of sustainable business. She plans to train and develop partner growers in the area, so that they will be able to produce edible mushrooms at a large scale year round for various markets.
Click here to view the 1st class 2013 - 2014
Click here to download the pdf copy of the summary of the fellows.