MWFAAN calls application Beyond School Community Challenge 2020.
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.
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:
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 school/educational institutions.
Seed funding for teams will be provided for the top three winning teams as follows:
A one week Hackathon would take place for all 20 teams and the 10 shortlisted teams would be invited for an elevator pitch, exhibition, and voting process by the audience at the virtual summit with 3 top Teams/Finalists emerging as winners.
Applicants can all come from different schools/Educational Institutions but must agree on a team name and be willing to work together during the hackathon under their mentor in proffering community-based solution to the COVID 19 pandemic).
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