YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FROM IDEAS TO ACTION
Employment and Youth Empowerment EYES was established as a social enterprise on November, 11th 2016. The organization was founded from an idea, as a result of students from different universities in Rwanda remaining unemployed after graduating at an alarming rate in Rwanda and the region. The initiative works to help youth who are skilled, unskilled and dropouts, by providing advocacy and capacity building in entrepreneurship. We provide mentorship programs, provision of collateral and private equity to youth with the ultimate goal of helping youth to obtain employment.
WHY A HACKATHON?
Poverty is a large and complex issue that needs nonprofit organizations, government and business groups to collaborate; as a result we are organizing an event to promote collaboration across sectors and bring a variety of representatives together to help in creating a full picture view of poverty in our community and find sustainable solutions through brainstorming. This event also provides an opportunity to collectively work challenging issues together as a community in Rwanda
The hackthon should provide solutions that relate to poverty that can be used by anyone for the benefit of the society, all solutions will be available to youth on open source enabling free access to these solutions
HOW IT WILL BE DONE:
Youth from different areas, skilled, unskilled and school dropouts totaling 320 persons will participate in this event. Participants will be divided into four groups and each group having eighty participants. More still ten groups will be formed from eighty people, the final group will have eight people which will work and provide solutions to the existing similar questions. Each group of 80 members will be given the whole day to identify root problems and solutions.
Since each group is having one day to present, the Final day will involve all participating groups after they have identified their solutions. Different partners will be invited to attend for their recommendations on our cooperation and solutions.
Further still, at the end of the day and after analysis each group will choose one core solution to be presented in a competition and the best four solutions will be developed in projects and Judges will select four winners.
- Free mentorship programs
- Startup capital
The event will take place between 14th-18th of October 2019
- Kigali Employment service center (Youth Center Kimisagara)
- University of Rwanda (Gikondo Campus)
After the period of 5days in the event, providing solutions to the existing Poverty with the Youth in Rwanda. The following outcomes are expected.
- Participants (320) at the end of the events will be able to identify existing problems in their community and provide sustainable solutions
- The best selected and analyzed solutions can be rewarded and will be developed into income generating projects
- Participants will improve and develop their skill on entrepreneurship and business development.
- Strengthening the relationship with partners will facilitate access to finance among Vulnerable youth in poverty eradication
- New starters in business development and entrepreneurship will be linked to financial institution.
Conclusively, bringing all the concerned partners and Youth as beneficiaries to the planned event should provide solutions related to poverty that can be used by anyone for the benefit of the society. All solutions will be available to youth on an open source platform enabling free access. Participants will improve and develop their skills on entrepreneurship and business development.