Challenge criteria

The challenge is seeking organizations that match the following criteria:

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The organization must be registered in Kenya.

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The intervention/solution submitted by the organization must be unique and innovative in solving unemployment issues faced by the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.

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All types of organizations (for-profit, not-for-profit), except state-owned enterprises and public institutions, are eligible to apply for the challenge. 

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At least 80% of the beneficiaries of the proposed intervention should be between the age of 18 and 29 years.

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The organization should have been operational for at least three years as of 1st September 2020 (applicants will be required to submit audited financial statements for the last three years). 

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Consortia are eligible to apply if the lead applicant fulfills all criteria and other partners fulfill at least 4 (out of 5) of the other criteria.

The organization should be working with:

Youths (18-29 years) bereft through death or abandoned by both their parents while they were children

Orphans

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Orphans

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Youths (18-29 years) with a physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, including any visual, hearing, learning, or physical incapability, which adversely impacts their social, economic, or environmental participation

Persons with disability

Young mothers (18-29 years) who have a dependent child or dependent children and who are widoweddivorced, or unmarried

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Single mothers

Youths (18-29 years) whose lives have been adversely affected by conflict, such as inter-community conflicts, land disputes, pastoral / cattle rustling, terrorism and violence

Orphans

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Youths affected by conflict

Youths (18-29 years) for whom the street has become their habitual abode and who live outside of key societal institutions, such as the family, education and other statutory services; who do not have any formal sources of support and are dependent upon informal support networks

Orphans

Street youths

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Street youths

Youths (18-29 years) from vulnerable and marginalized communities as defined by the Government of Kenya

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Youths from vulnerable and marginalized communities