Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Bring your idea to life and help promote the apprenticeship of the future to empower young people worldwide.
About the Award: Westerwelle Foundation, Sinal Do Vale and the DO School challenge you to develop innovative ways to promote apprenticeships or vocational training to reduce global youth unemployment and create a sustainable future. The solution that you will co-create with the other 19 Fellows during the Challenge Lab should help enable local businesses to train young people on the job, focusing on the importance of continuous skill-based training. The project should be scalable and adaptable to any country.
During the second phase of the program, participants go back home to launch their own venture with support from the DO School mentors and peers.
This edition of the program aims at finding the best way to enable local businesses to train young people on the job, focusing on the importance of continuous skill-based training. But first, we’ll need to find the right group to tackle this Challenge – and this is where you come in. We’d be delighted for you to share the news about this amazing opportunity with your network.
Eligibility: An idea to start or grow a social venture, be it a non-profit, social business, artistic initiative, campaign or intrapreneurial initiative within an existing organization is a crucial part of the application. Ventures always address a key social issue in the Fellows’ communities, while at the same time reflecting their personal passions, motivation, and talents. We don’t require applicants to already have finished business plans for their ventures, but rather require them to want to implement an innovative idea for a venture. As Fellows are passionate about the topic of the Challenge they apply for, their venture idea will reflect this and is somehow connected to the content of the Challenge.
Emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world, with relevant interest and skills as well as an idea for a venture that they want to implement during the Entrepreneurship for Good Program.
The DO School is seeking highly motivated and talented emerging social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of being passionate about addressing social issues and creating and spreading innovative social change. We welcome applications from people with all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Successful applicants are determined and willing to use our program to start new, or grow existing ventures, or implement a new initiative within a larger organization. The DO School program is ideal for outstanding mission-driven people who are looking for the tools, skills, and mentoring to launch a social start-up.
Value of Scholarship:
Financial aid is available for the tuition fee of the Entrepreneurship for Good Program. Fellow selection is need-blind. This means we select Fellows regardless of their financial circumstances and make sure that everyone who is selected can also participate in the program. If you need financial aid to cover the tuition fee, there is a separate form in the application process that you can fill out. If you are accepted you will then automatically receive an individualized partial or full financial aid offer. We will also be able to supply a limited number of travel stipends to applicants who can demonstrate that they need additional support. Our financial aid will be based on your personal needs.
How to Apply: To apply for the Entrepreneurship for Good Program visit the website and submit your application online: www.thedoschool.org
Application Deadline: 27th November, 2016