Opportunity to Join Educate!’s Youth Business Experience Program!
Educate! is a high-‐growth, award-‐winning education NGO currently operating in Uganda and Rwanda and expanding to Kenya.
Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school.
Our model is delivered through practically-‐trained teachers and empowered youth mentors.
Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-‐based model part of national education systems.
Educate! is looking for young, motivated and passionate Kenyans to join the Educate! Youth Business Experience (YBE).
The YBE is a two-‐year program in which mentors run Educate!’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Course (LEC) in secondary schools, receive business skills support coaching, access to partner opportunities, trainings through Educate!’s network and a stipend to inject into their business!
We will be running a five-‐day short course in Nairobi from 27th February to 3rd March to identify potential participants for the Youth Business Experience.
Successful mentors will attend a residential induction training from the 10th-‐28th April 2017.
The person we are looking for is young (age 19 -‐24) and meets the following criteria:
Entrepreneurial: Runs a small enterprise or has a small business idea (driven by local resources and meeting the needs of local people)
Leadership: Can facilitate trainings; has leadership experience in a school, with youth or in their community
Qualifications: Form 4 graduate; diploma or degree student.
Personal qualities: Able to mentor and motivate other young people to solve local problems, excellent time manager, confident, dynamic, charismatic, reflective and open-‐minded, and gifted with great interpersonal skills
This unique training is open to only 20 participants from Nairobi and Thika regions (Indicate on the application where you are based).
Outstanding participants who successfully complete the training will compete for the available 8 slots in the YBE program.
To apply, submit a 1-‐page application letter and a summary of your business project (no more than 1 page).
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org