We are very excited to be launching our very first class of social innovator fellows! These are young people with brilliant and innovative social enterprise ideas that can transform many lives. We will be taking them through a year of targeted professional support, mentorship and coaching on their ideas and grow them to the next level.
The class started in September 2013. Join us in welcoming our brand new class!
Tawanda Kembo- A serial Tech Entrepreneur with a BSc is Computer Science, Tawanda has as a strong Information Technology background and the business acumen to turn ideas into products. His first start-up, ipaidabribe.org.zw is now the most popular way of reporting corruption in Zimbabwe. During the fellowship, Tawanda will be working on developing a computer game called ‘kombi’ that will raise awareness on the dangers of corruption.
Grace Wagoneka (24)- A lawyer by profession, Grace works with girls between 14 and 18 years of age in marginalized communities. She is determined to end child marriages through self-empowerment, life skills coaching and human rights awareness. This fellowship will help her to come up with a sustainable model for her work.
Obrie Rugube (21)- He is currently a 3rd year student at the Midlands State University studying for a BCom in Finance. An active student peer educator, executive member of the Students Representative Council and a Boost fellow, Obrie is passionate about youth sexual and reproductive health issues. During the fellowship, Obrie will be working on developing a quality and affordable condom that university students will like
Garikai Musuta (26)- A logistics professional who is passionate about efficient distribution of goods especially information, Garikai loves chess and computers. In a country were extra school lessons have become the norm, Garikai is determined to make information more accessible to people. During the fellowship Garikai will be working on developing a podcast for every subject in school.
Walter Rambwi (25) - Founder of Zimotive an educational enterprise premised on equipping and inspiring young people to become peak performers. He holds a Bsc in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe. He is determined to make youth personal development an integral part of the mainstream education. This fellowship will help him to establish an educational program that will enrich and empower young people beyond the traditional classroom learning.
Click here to apply for the social innovators fellowship.
Click here to download the pdf copy of the summary of the fellows.