Accelerating Social Change

Accelerator | Tips

Be Brief and to the point

We are looking for as much information about you as possible, but we limit the number of words you can use and we encourage you to be mindful of our character limits, which include spaces.

Its your Passions NOT Academic Qualifications.

Spice Accelerator is is not an academic fellowship so a formal education is not a requirement. We are interested in your passion to make a difference, what you are doing now or what you plan to do in future. Share with us your passions beyond your work and studies, (e.g. hobbies, social change causes, activities, issues, e.t.c.

Your Bragging Rights

Tell us about what you have accomplished or been involved in (including created, led, or joined) and what sets you apart from others. We are looking for your talent and therefore selecting from a pool of very talented applicants. Share about your creativity from new and crazy ideas to extraordinary acts or activism which we term as creativism at Spice Without Borders.

Make your application early enough

Despite our applications being open throughout the year, you do not have all the time. We have a cut off time at the end of the month of May every year. Don’t wait until the last day of May to submit your application. Any application that comes in after end of May is referred to the next cycle of application.

Provide online links to what you are doing Websites, photos, articles, etc.

Share with us links to your website, photos and or articles about what you’ve created and built. Thid helps us get to know you better. That’s why, in the review process, we make sure to look at each one. Don’t forget to double-check your links and ensure that they are all working.

The Spice Accelerator

To equip a new generation of social change catalysts from the backyards of society with creative and critical thinking skills they need to right the wrongs they witness in the society through our leadership training. These are women and men as well from the backyard of society with a passionate dream to drive transformational social change in their communities by organizing people to take action around social issues ranging from gender, corruption to environment and human rights.

Applications for Spice Accelerator 2018 are now open.

Spice Without Borders seeks applicants for the Spice Accelerator Program. 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 visibility for our participants through our SpiceTalks platform which gives then an opportunity to provoke mindsets, changing their perceptions on harmful traditional ways of doing things. SpiceTalks is a platform for exceptionally spicy ideas from the backyard of society, and a catalyst for intense social change. The platform is devoted to transforming the society by the creative and critical voice of the people. Here our participants network with social change experts.

By this we seek to disrupt and change perceptions by accelerating women social change 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.


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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