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2019 INNOVATE KENYA PROGRAM APPLICATION

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InChallenge is a national innovation challenge for high-school ages youth to develop their conceptual ideas into tangible solutions that positively affect their community.

InChallenge takes youth through the problem solving process, from idea to prototype solutions of local challenges they have identified in their community. Learners with sustainable social impact ideas receive seed funding, technical mentorship, leadership clinics, and entrepreneurship workshops to make their ideas a reality. Each InChallenge boot camp provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention, and prototype solutions, encouraging entrepreneurship among young people.

Overview

The InChallenge program not only gives youth (ages 13-20) the opportunity to solve local challenges in their community with the help of funding, technical mentorship, leadership clinics, and entrepreneurship workshops, but also a chance to share their solutions with their peers to build communities of makers and problem solvers.

The program takes place in Kenya and Sierra Leone customizing the delivery to fit the needs of the respective country. Students receive recognition and awards for their work while building connections and community and inspiring progress and change.

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In 2012, InChallenge Sierra Leone, called Innovate Salone "A De Mek Am" began. Youth from across the country work in teams of 3 - 5 to identify a community based problem and build a tangible solution. Up to 10 finalist teams are provided with seed-funding to build a prototype over 3 months. Finalist then bring their prototypes to a fully-funded bootcamp with workshops and mentorship, to present their solutions to their peers and an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators for an opportunity to win additional funding.

Prior to the bootcamp, finalist and applicants are invited to participate in the annual Celebration of Young Innovators (CYI) event where guest speakers give workshops on entrepreneurial opportunities, project development, formation of innovation clubs, and prototyping. Each team presents their project and receives feedback through an interactive discussion. CYI is hosted in Freetown, Makeni, Bo, and Kenema.

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Innovate Salone 2016 Finalists

Innovate Salone 2015 Finalists

Innovate Salone 2014 Finalists

Innovate Salone 2018 Finalists

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InChalllenge Kenya began in 2013. Also know as Innovate Kenya, 12 teams of high school aged youth are selected to attend a fully-funded 1-week Innovation Camp. Youth participate in leadership clinics, design thinking workshops, field trips, mentorship and are provided with seed funding to build a prototype of their proposed solution for a local challenge. Innovation camps are hosted during the school holidays in April, August, and December.

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December 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

April 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

August 2018 Innovate Kenya Finalists

August 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

November 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

April 2018 Innovate Kenya Finalists

December 2018 Innovate Kenya Finalists

April 2019 Innovate Kenya Finalists

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My team and I utilized unused agricultural wastes like maize stalks, coffee husks, bagasse and sawdust to provide green charcoal briquettes as an alternative to wood charcoal.

- Tom Osborn

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I was able to establish a research project which was centered on designing a portable windmill with the aim of tackling the electricity problem faced by underprivileged homes in Sierra Leone.

- Mohamed Harding

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We had the idea of building an underground compost pit which would decompose with the help of red worms and create organic manure which we can sell to the farmers around our school.

- Luizer Mburu

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My experience at GMin’s InChallenge program has been an eye-opener, yet still given me a three dimensional view and approach towards innovation as a youth.

- Leroy Mwasaru

Focus Areas

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Learning

Youth engage in creative thinking and problem-solving workshops to learn design-thinking principles and conduct background research on problems they have identified. Through these workshops, learners also get a chance to draft a project proposal to enter the InChallenge program and receive detailed feedback about their proposals.

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Making

Youth develop pilot projects, prototypes and test their solutions to problems they understand. Based on feasibility, innovation, and social impact, finalists are selected and provided with mentorship and seed-funding to prove their concept over a piloting phase. Based on progress and potential for scale, additional funding or linkages to industry is provided to team to scale and further develop their prototypes and projects.

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Mentoring

Youth connect with other innovate high-school aged learners as they work on diverse types of projects. Furthermore, the teams are put in touch with GMin's global and local networks of mentors and professionals, who assist students to further develop their prototypes. Local companies and NGOs working in similar fields also ensure ongoing support and cooperation to help them scale.

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Connecting

The finalist teams work as ambassadors for our InChallenge, and demonstrate the enormous potential and high level of ingenuity that is in youth. GMin assists with media coverage, stories and helps to inspire other young minds in order to promote self-efficacy among youths.

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Interested in participating in our InChallenge program? Fill out the application that corresponds to your location and submit your finished form to apply@gmin.org. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible.