Simple alterations in viewpoint have resulted in massive transformation throughout history. Their global society is today confronted with a slew of apparently insurmountable issues. The YoungPoor Scholar Fellows Program is designed to give Poor young people, and drop-out adults the opportunity to take a step back, gain a new perspective, and develop an action plan in order to address their most critical concerns.
The Fellowship program is a full-year intense learning opportunity for young people, who cannot afford to go to college or university, due to lack of money and live in Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Eswatini and Namibia.
It is hosted at the Centre for eLearning and IT Research in Lusaka once a year.
Fellows will be given a year to learn, investigate, design, and implement a basic practical change plan. How might we redefine poor? What is the best way to rethink poverty? What is the best way to rethink education? What is the question you have that has the potential to change the world?
The fellowship is cohort-based, including monthly remote collaborations and in-person meetings several times a year. A small startup fund is given to each fellow, as well as ongoing mentoring, support, and access to experts.
Fellows Are Awarded
Free Learning Courses in technology, humanities, business, Fashion Technology and Art & Design (fellows have a choice of a Course).
Conferred with a Higher Diploma by the highest academic institution and the regulatory body in Zambia.
Motivated co-working opportunity and a well-structured work atmosphere.
Expert coaches in your chosen field.
travels to various locations within and outside the country to conduct research
3 months work experience in reputable companies
A $1,000 startup capital is available at the end of the fellowship.
A person of African heritage living in poor communities is required to apply.
The candidate must have a grade 12 certificate or GCE certificate; or equivalent.
The candidate can have a certificate or one year tertiary training.
The candidate can be working without tertiary training.
The training is offered in English. To properly engage in the program, the candidate must have a sufficient command of English language.
The candidate must submit a letter proving their poor status from a Pastor, District manager, or Social Welfare from the district of origin, or respective to country of origin
Candidates must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program. The selected fellows will be asked to take part in a variety of activities.
Applicants should send the following documents to [email protected]:
- A typed curriculum vitae.
- A single document including a completed, signed and scanned Application Form.
- A personal statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate explains why he or she is applying for the fellowship and how he or she plans to use the information obtained to advance the interests and rights of people of African origin.
- An official letter validating the status from the supporting individual or community
- A photocopy of the applicant’s national identity or passport is required.
Only five(5) submissions should be emailed to the given email.
Important: Please put “Application for the 2021 YoungPoor Scholar Fellows Program” in the subject line of your e-mail.
Ensure to save your attachments with your full names:
e.g. Curriculum Vitae – Peter Nulomo;
Application form – Peter Nulomo
Application Deadline: June 14, 2021Application ClosedOfficial link