Africave has announced that applications are now open for its 2020 fellowship programme.
As part of Africave’s mission to develop reliable African talent, the Africave Fellowship identifies the best and brightest young Africans mostly under the age of 23 and provides mentoring, community and global opportunities to guide their growth.
Fellows use these opportunities to impact the continent and create a legacy.
Africave mentors & advisors include top Directors at FTSE 100 Companies, leading entrepreneurs, social business leaders, and Olympic athletes.
The year-long fellowship will begin in January 2020 and end in December 2020. Afterwards, fellows become life-long members of Africave.
Africave’s pilot fellowship programme launched in April 2019 for young Africans. Africave’s inaugural fellows built an electricity plant from scrap that powers seven communities in Sierra Leone; are creating an affordable and all-natural solution to end malaria in Ghana; are South Africa’s Diving champion; were invited to the Nobel Prize award ceremony; spoke at TEDx; are one of the youngest Chartered Accountants in Nigeria, and were on South Africa’s team at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada Games.
Guided by the values of socio-economic impact for Africa, value-creation and individual integrity, Africave hopes to leverage the unique expertise of its partners to grow and deliver impact to its fellows and larger community members.
Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, founder of Africave says,
We are excited to have made so much progress in little time and attracted the amount of interest we have from all corners of the continent and the diaspora.
One of the major steps we took recently was to find ways to include the young African diaspora who are passionate about making change back home, but do not have the networks or community to do so.
We are only getting started on our long-term vision to build a community of the best young (and entry-level) African talent.
Africave is founded on the belief that we can create incredible impact if we come together, to contribute to the development of people. I’m so grateful for the powerful leaders and professionals who have decided to come together for us to achieve this dream.
Before you apply, spend some time reading through the carefully curated Applicant Packet.