The Spice Accelerator
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.
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.
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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Benefit to our Accelerators
Individuals at the backyard of society across communities and globally need to join hands and work together to come up with solutions to new global challenges. At our Spice Accelerator program you gain from;
» Networking opportunities with local and global social change makers and leaders
» Affiliation with a growing global network and brand.
» Exposure to local and international community of change makers.
» Practical project management skills training and access to professional trainers.
» One – on – one mentorship and coaching by our dynamic mentors.
» A dynamic and creative space to grow and develop yourself and your social change initiative.
» Being part of the growing creative spicy accelerators movement of individuals committed to creating a better world for all.
» Site visits to successful social change initiatives and social impact organizations.
» On completion of the 6 month long accelerator program, participants will possess the skills and resources required to lead a strong, ethical, accountable and sustainable social change organization that brings about measurable social change in their communities.
» Application for Spice Accelerator Program will be open all the time. However, June to December would be the ideal time to apply for the upcoming course. Otherwise applications that come in once we are done with the selection for the upcoming course is finalized will be considered for the next course cycle.
» We require a minimum of one month for us to be able to respond to your application with the final results.
» Spice Accelerator will prepare you to start your social change project or initiative and at the end we will issue a certificate of completion to those who successfully complete the course.
“Catalyzing (accelerating) social change is about discovering your inner spice, being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”
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