Accelerating Social Change

Press Release

Spice Without Borders announces the 2018 Spice Accelerator and the availability of 5 partial scholarships for social change accelerators in East Africa.

Spice Accelerator is a six month catalytic program that empowers participants to develop all the necessary skills for 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.

Our participants are exposed through SpiceTalks, a catalytic accelerator for intense social change where we identify change leaders from our communities who are privy to social ills and are passionate about accelerating social change. On this platform, the leaders creatively share their personal stories that amplify social ills and exceptionally spicy ideas from the backyard of society. By this we seek to urgently disrupt and change perceptions as we develop a new generation of change leaders who are passionate about transforming mindsets, monetizing their abilities and creatively impact those at the backyard by generating engagements that 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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About Spice Without Borders
Spice Without Borders is a global leadership academy and incubator for social change innovation that provides a six-month entrepreneurship mentorship and one-on-one training to women and men as well aged 18 years and older from the margins of society who have overcome adversity and want to enact social change in their backyards through innovation and cultural transformation. She equips participants with creative ideas and skills they need to initiate sustainable ventures that accelerate social change. Our participants are diverse in their passions. Get to know your Spice!