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Celebrating Youth Empowerment Challenge Ideas

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Last week, we were excited to announce the Top Ideas in our Youth Empowerment Challenge. This week, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate an additional handful of stellar ideas. We encourage you to take a time to review them, connect with the contributors, and share their work throughout your networks.

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911 Where There Is None

Trek Medics empowers young Tanzanians to design, build, manage, and sustain their own emergency medical systems through mobile technology and training.

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Fundi Spaces

Fundi Bots teaches youth how to build robots, giving them high-impact, hands-on vocational skills and empowering them to be technology entrepreneurs.

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Healthcare Micro-Insurance Scheme

The team will use waste as a financial resource in enabling uninsured poor slum dwellers access to healthcare.

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Somaapp is a mobile app that lists and matches East African students with thousands of domestic and international fully-funded opportunities 

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Speaking Lab

Ascendance Rwanda aims to implement a youth leadership and communication skills development initiative with the aim of improving youth employability in Rwanda.

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Teaching As Leadership Development for 21st Century Skills

Teach for Uganda harnesses Uganda's graduate youth talent through training and coaching to unlock the potential of underserved children.

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Tree Adoption Uganda

Tree Adoption Uganda is a youth led social enterprise that seeks to jointly address the challenges of youth unemployment and climate change.

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YEA! Youth Employment Accelerator

The African Management Initiative combines mobile learning with peer-led workshops and team projects to train youth and place them with leading employers

We'd like to extend a special thank you to the contributors who posted these eight ideas, but also to all those that participated and collaborated throughout the Challenge. We are in awe of all the impactful work happening across Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to unleash the power of youth. The Challenge has finished, but as a community we can ensure the momentum continues.

"We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." - Franklin D Roosevelt
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