Future Bora Challenge calls for applications for Future Bora Challenge 2020 for Organizations. Future Bora aims to catalyze interventions that expand economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youths i.e. orphans, persons with disabilities, single mothers, youths affected by conflict, street youths, youths from vulnerable and marginalized communities, between the age of 18 and 29 years. By supporting interventions that are tailored to the local and highly specific needs of the most vulnerable youth; the initiative aims to reduce the obstacles that these youth face while seeking employment and income generation opportunities.
Three organizations with the best interventions will receive:
- Grant funding of KSH 40 million for each of the three winning organizations disbursed in tranches.
- Advisory and mentoring support for scale and growth.
- Opportunity to show your intervention and gain visibility.
- The organization must be registered in Kenya.
- The intervention/solution submitted by the organization must be unique and innovative in solving unemployment issues faced by the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.
- All types of organizations (for-profit, not-for-profit), except state-owned enterprises and public institutions, are eligible to apply for the challenge.
- At least 80% of the beneficiaries of the proposed intervention should be between the age of 18 and 29 years.
- The organization should have been operational for at least three years as of 1st September 2020; (applicants will be required to submit audited financial statements for the last three years).
- Consortia are eligible to apply if the lead applicant fulfills all criteria; and other partners fulfill at least 4 (out of 5) of the other criteria.
To be elligible to be considered for Future Bora Challenge, the organization should be working with
- Orphans: Youths (18-29 years) bereft through death or abandoned by both their parents while they were children.
- Person with disability: Youths (18-29 years) with a physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, including any visual, hearing, learning, or physical incapability, which adversely impacts their social, economic, or environmental participation.
- Single mothers: Young mothers (18-29 years) who have a dependent child or dependent children and who are widowed, divorced, or unmarried.
- Youths affected by conflicts: Youths (18-29 years) whose lives have been adversely affected by conflict, such as inter-community conflicts, land disputes, pastoral / cattle rustling, terrorism and violence.
- Street youths: Youths (18-29 years) for whom the street has become their habitual abode and who live outside of key societal institutions; such as the family, education and other statutory services; who do not have any formal sources of support and are dependent upon informal support networks
- Youths from vulnerable and marginalized communities: Youths (18-29 years) from vulnerable and marginalized communities as defined by the Government of Kenya.