Spice Accelerator is a six month catalytic program that empowers participants to develop all the necessary skills for accelerating social change. We are not an academic institution and therefore formal education is not a requirement. All you need is a passion for an idea or running a project that transforms mindsets in your backyard. We recognize that individual causes can only be better advanced when leaders are committed and spiced to connect, empower and inspire each other.
At the Spice Accelerator we believe in the importance of not feeling like you are in this alone. It is essential to regularly check in with trusted collaborators, partners, and fellow accelerators along the way. Great initiatives and causes are not created in a vacuum; diverse perspectives help you hone and question your own approach. We believe that success in the social change impact creation means a long career, and that means focus on your mental and emotional well being.
We target the underprivileged women and men as well aged 18 years and older from within East Africa with the aim of scaling up to other global regions. These individuals come from diverse cultural backgrounds, religious backgrounds, socio-economic backgrounds and educational backgrounds. Participants share this diversity as they work, live and learn together. They are exposed to methods, techniques and theories that are relevant to their own ideas.
We create the visibility of these individuals through our platform dubbed SpiceTalks where they share their unheard ideas to a global audience. By this we seek to disrupt and change perceptions by empowering women social activists and men as well, social project architects, social change provokers, social entrepreneurs, music artists, poets, photographers and bloggers who are keen on transforming mindsets, generate engagement and enable partnerships for local action.
Bite a chili today and become a social change accelerator.
C = Connect
Connect with diverse individuals like you, who have a passion to built, discover and learn something new.
H = Hone
Hone your skills that you discover within you and go step by step with subject matter experts on your way to engineering your social change idea.
I = Ignite
Ignite your inner creative abilities and transform concepts.
L = Learn
Learn from each other as you get the tools you need to get your ideas up and running.
I = Initiate
Go to your backyard and initiate your idea that accelerates social change in its reality applying what you have learnt.
Application Criteria and Qualification
» You will need to have social change project or initiative that will create a mindset change in your community.
» Previous Leadership initiative
» You will need to be a woman or man aged 18 years or older
» Basic knowledge in English (reading, writing and speaking)
» Basic knowledge in using a computer
» Willingness to learn and share your skills with peers and mentors.
» Ability to share your skills with your intended project beneficiaries.
» Deep rooted in the community you seek to transform.
» Our selection is not based on your academic performance or qualification.
» You must be coming from the East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi). Other countries are yet to be open for applications.
We do not discriminate applicants based on ethnicity, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socio-economic status or disability. Spice Without Borders reserves the right to verify all of the information provided during your application and in the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the applicant will immediately be disqualified. Any application not meeting the above eligibility criteria will not be forwarded to the selection team for consideration.
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