Applications are open for the first cohort of the RipplED Social Impact program. RipplED is a transformative program powered by The Innovative Child Network. It is designed to empower young minds aged 13 to 19 with the skills, knowledge, and resources to create positive ripples of change in their communities. RipplED is a three-stage journey from January to March 2024. It guides participants through a virtual skill-building boot camp, project implementation, and the opportunity to share their accomplishments through the RipplED web app. Upon completing the three-month program, fellows continue to receive support to scale their projects and develop their leadership skills.
A comprehensive boot camp covering five key modules: Project Management, Design Thinking, Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sustainable Development Goals (S.D.G.s). Student engage in interactive online sessions led by industry experts and mentors. They develop essential skills, knowledge, and mindsets to prepare for impactful projects.
Students form teams, identify a problem in their communities, and leverage the knowledge gained from the boot camp to develop a solution that addresses the problem. Through support from their mentors, they will gain hands-on experience to design innovative and sustainable solutions that would generate profound impact.
Completed projects are showcased on the RipplED web app, providing a platform to share their work with a global audience. Students will pitch their projects to a number of judges and their fellow participants. They will also receive ongoing mentorship to monitor project progress, address challenges, access funding and measure impact.
The program is entirely virtual, ensuring accessibility for students across all regions of Africa.
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Benefits of Joining RipplED
Join RipplED and become part of a movement that empowers Africa’s youth to be change-makers and lead the way in creating a better future.