UCA and Coca-Cola Launch Fourth ‘Change the World Around You’ Contest

Date: 20 October 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |

Download the Change the World Around You! competition application form (in Russian). Applications should be submitted before 15 December 2017 at 6:00 pm. Please submit your application to cc@ucentralasia.org.  

The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and the Coca-Cola Company are conducting the 4th iteration of the “Change the World Around You!” contest. Young people (18 to 31 years of age) can participate in the contest of social ideas that help solve social problems, faced by communities. 

We encourage innovative and entrepreneurial approach to addressing social problems. The University of Central Asia and the Coca-Cola Company have been conducting this contest since 2012. More than 5,000 young people have participated in the activity, and 34 of them have received grants for implementation of their projects. 
 
The contest has the following stages: 
 
Stage I –Collection of applications; 
Stage II – Selection of the best applications, and interviews with the authors of the best 100 social projects; 
Stage III – Creation of a short-list of 25 contestants for participation in the 2-week program “Social Entrepreneurship”; 
Stage IV – Presentation of business-plans to an independent committee, and selection of 5 winners; 
Stage V – Allocation of grants to the winners (up to USD 3,000 to each winner); 
 
Participants’ Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Young people from 18 to 31 years of age; 
  • Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic; 
  • Representatives of the civil society; 
  • Applications should be submitted before 15 December 2017 at 6:00 pm. 
How to Become a Participant of the Contest
Complete application form (by filling out all respective boxes), and submit it by 15 December 2017 by e-mail or by delivering it to the specified addresses. Please submit your application to cc@ucentralasia.org.
 

Awards
Winners can receive up to USD 3,000 for implementation of social projects in their communities. 
 

For more information, please visit our office or call us at:
SPCE Learning Centre, Bishkek
138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, 720001, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.: +996 (0) 312 910 822 (ext. 204), 0(770) 822 065
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