Accelerating Social Change


SpiceTalks is 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.

The annual SpiceTalks Event is devoted to transforming the society by the creative and critical voice of the people. It invites social change accelerators who speak for about 10 minutes, which we then make available, free on our social stream platforms. These are conversations that disrupt and chart a different course bringing on stage diverse talented individuals who play a role in promoting a more tolerant and just society that serves the many, not just the few.

All SpiceTalks speakers and organizers are volunteers, committed to nurturing and bringing out creative and spicy ideas from the backyard of society to the fore with a hope that it will make communities and the world a better and more inclusive place for all.

Through our network partnership with SIMA Awards, USA, we set out to propel and elevate social-impact film screening that inspires crucial perspectives and demonstrates unique potential to enlighten, transform, and positively impact our contemporary world. We contribute to the advancement of global awareness, social justice, human rights, and humanitarian development by catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.

Eligibility to SpiceTalks

» Have been faced by adversity and overcome a social ill.
» Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya.
» You will need to be aged 18 years or older at the time you are making your application.
» You could be running a social change project already or wanting to start one.
» Ready to share your personal story to a public audience and have it published on our platforms.
» Have a passion to effect social change in your backyard using your personal story.
» Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking basic English.
» Willingness to learn and share your skills with peers and mentors.
» Must be ready to avail yourself when called upon by our Catalysts.

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.

Benefits to SpiceTalks Participants

» Training and Mentorship in Public Speaking, Personal Branding and Pitching.
» Safe platform to share your personal story and validate your experience.
» Learning from different perspectives by fellow participants.
» Empowered to see the visible or invisible barriers in your life.
» Being part of Social Change Accelerators movement with new and meaningful connections and relationships.
» SpiceTalks Certificate of Participation.
» Eligible for the Spice Accelerator, a six month catalytic program that empowers participants to develop all the necessary skills to sustainably accelerate social change by Spice Without Borders.

If you’re interested in learning more about SpiceTalks, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.

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