The Mandela Washington Fellowship Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) is a body of young African leaders with its membership drawn from all sectors of the economy (and classified under Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, Public Management and Energy tracks) as beneficiaries of the US State Department Initiative – Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). These notable and distinguished young leaders are currently championing various projects and initiatives that are capable of redefining socio-economic landscape of Nigeria and African continent with supports from country governments and corporate organizations across Africa since inception to date. The Nigerian arm of the alumni network is believed to be the largest and strongest youth network in Africa, it consists of 405 Mandela Washington Fellows.
The Beyond School Community Challenge is a flagship initiative of The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria in collaboration with United States Mission to develop entrepreneurial mindsets of young people between 13-17 who are predominantly in both public and private secondary schools across Nigeria.
The Challenge identifies top finalists annually from the pool of applications received across Nigeria, where top finalists selected are invited to pitch and exhibit their entrepreneurial ideas at the National Youth Leaders’ Summit.
National winning teams are awarded prizes in form of project and educational grants, Teacher/Mentor Prizes as well as certificates of recognition for both teams and their schools/educational institutions.
The 2020 Beyond School Community Challenge is a Web and STEM-based hackathon on COVID 19 solutions to help Nigerian communities survive the COVID 19 pandemic. The Hackathon topics will be based on case studies on Medicine/ Health and Wellness, Education, Agriculture, Women and Girls Development, Entrepreneurship and Sports for communities during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Hackathon will hold virtually for selected teams across Nigeria.
The main objectives of the Beyond School Community Challenge are to:
The Call for Applications opens on the 24th of August 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m on the 12th of September 2020. Eligible Applicants should apply.
Application Details https://mwfaan.org/