Change the World - Social Entrepreneurship Contest

Date: 04 August 2012
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The University of Central Asia, Coca-Cola Company, the Aga Khan Foundation and Coca Cola Foundation announce the competition “Change the World!”
• Do you have a vision for change in your community? 
• Are you ready for a challenge to turn your ideas into reality?
We are seeking youth (16 - 30 years old) in Kyrgyzstan with an original idea, who can contribute to solving social problems in their communities. The 10 best ideas will receive grants of up to US$3,000 to implement their proposals. 
Identify issues, develop solutions: YOU can make a difference for your community!
The project ideas, which develop solutions for particular community issues, will propose specific, realistic solutions to identified community needs. For example, your project could aim to reduce unemployment, or to improve the lives of people in your community.
How will it work?
The contest consists of two stages. 
In stage one, applicants are invited to submit their project proposals to the University of Central Asia. The application form can be downloaded here, and latest information available at our Facebook page: 
Please see details below on how to submit your application.
In the second stage, shortlisted applicants with the best project ideas will be selected by a selection panel and receive a scholarship to participate in the “Social Entrepreneurship” training programme in Bishkek. 
This 19-day training will give finalists the opportunity to develop their project ideas in workshops held with other young people and social entrepreneurship specialists. All costs, including accommodation, transportation, and training will be covered for selected participants.
Upon completion of training, authors of the top 10 business plans will be chosen by a selection panel and awarded grants of up to US$3,000 to implement their ideas in their communities. Proposed projects should be not be longer than 12 months in duration
Download applications here:
How to submit?
Send your proposal in written or electronic form by:
• Email to: – Subject line : Change the World Around You (application)
• Fax:  +996 (312) 910 822; 
• Post to address: Change the World Around You (SPCE), University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street. Bishkek 720001, Kyrgyz Republic.

Deadline: 4 August 2012, 9:00 am


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