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The 2013 Akili Dada Fellowship application process is now open

The Fellowship is an opportunity for Kenyan women to design and implement solutions to the challenges faced by their communities.

These one-year fellowships (renewable for up to 3 years) will be awarded to young women leaders between the ages of 17-35 who are driving transformative change in their communities and are looking to grow their projects to scale and sustainability.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of the strength of their social change project, previous leadership initiative, willingness to learn from peers and more experienced mentors, and the ability to share their skills with peers and intended project beneficiaries.

All fellows will need to have deep roots in the communities they seek to transform and be from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

In order to reach out to young women who may not have had access to formal education, selection will not be based on past academic performance. Applications from young women engaged in social entrepreneurship are encouraged.

Akili Dada fellows will benefit from a modest stipend for the duration of the fellowship, a series of seminars from experts in the field, site visits to successful social change organizations, an assigned mentor, access to the Akili Dada network of funding partners and social change agents, and access to Akili Dada’s office facilities.

By the completion of the program we expect fellows to possess the skills and resources required to lead a strong, healthy, sustainable, and accountable organization that is bringing about measurable social change.

For more information on the fellowship, the selection criteria and application form, please see here.