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2019 INNOVATE KENYA PROGRAM APPLICATION

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2019 INNOVATE SIERRA LEONE PROGRAM APPLICATION

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Our Programs

GMin programs provide safe spaces for creative learning, targeted mentorship opportunities, and a far-reaching supportive network. InChallenge and InLab are the flagship programs where the interactions between GMin's exceptional students, educators, and mentors occur in a learner-centered setting that fosters creativity and Africa-based innovation.

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Empowering a diverse cohort of young problem solvers to address challenges they truly understand and build the skills needed for African-based innovation.

Overview

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

The InChallenge program gives youth the opportunity to solve 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 amount young people.

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Providing a marginalized youth with hands-on learning activities in design thinking, communication and creative thinking through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), while fostering a growth mindest and culture of problem solving.

Overview

InLab is delivered in partnerships with local schools and community centres, reinforcing existing educational structures and building a strong ecosystem dedicated to future innovation. The program targets poorly resources schools in marginalized communities. Youth are exposed to digital tools, challenged to identify local problems and are provided with a platform to communicate their solutions to members of the community.

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Previous Programs

View GMin's past programs to see how we've cultivated and evolved our organization throughout the years.

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Innovate South
Africa

In 2013, Global Minimum launched the first InChallenge program in South Africa as Innovate The Cape . . .

In 2013, Global Minimum launched the first InChallenge program in South Africa as Innovate The Cape. Offering high school students the unparalleled opportunity to imagine their solutions to challenges and to freely receive advice from local and international expert mentors from highly reputed institutions, and financial support to kickstart their ideas. The first cohort of finalists was hosted in 2014. See the finalists here.

In 2015 Innovate South Africa became an independent entity and is currently made up of multiple programs with complementary goals. To learn more about their programs see here.

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Hack at Home
Sierra Leone

In May 2014, the Ebola epidemic hit Sierra Leone causing a significant breakdown in the country's . . .

In May 2014, the Ebola epidemic hit Sierra Leone causing a significant breakdown in the country’s social and economic infrastructure. In August 2014, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) closed all schools indefinitely. As a result, youth stayed home with limited ways to continue their learning. GMin launched the Hack at Home (HaH) initiative, a series of ten design and innovation challenges for Sierra Leonean youth over a five-month period, held between October 2014 to March 2015. The HaH initiative challenged youth to design creative solutions and provided an online forum for youth to exchange and develop ideas with their peers and community members from their homes using Facebook, SMS, and WhatsApp. The HaH initiative presented design challenges pertaining to Ebola and its byproducts, as well as other interest-driven and critical thinking issues intended to exercise their imagination.

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Make with
GMin

GMin piloted the Make with GMin program from 6th-10th November 2017. The program exposed . . .

GMin piloted Make with GMin in November 2017. The program exposed learners fabrication technologies in an effort to build youth to the skills and knowledge required for small scale manufacturing. The workshop was delivered in partnership with FabLab Kivuli in the Dagoretti neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Thirteen GMin alumni underwent training and created take home projects using computer-aided design, vinyl cutters, laser cutters and 3D printers. Projects included making an audio amplifier, personalized stickers and 3D printed keychains.