Dhamira Moja Youth Group social enterprise profile


Dhamira Moja Youth Group (DHAMO) is a community based organization founded on the principal of empowering young adults who lack skills and have little or no formal education in Kenya’s Busia County.

The Dhamo idea is an African-born global grassroots movement connecting the privileged young (and young at heart) to issues of poverty in Africa and providing them with a framework for action. Anyika Khaimba, the Executive Director was kind enough to answer a few of our questions regarding Dhamira Moja.

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2012 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) Awards honor the work of corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media outlets and individuals who are innovating the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and CRM, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.

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Best Buy College Innovator Fund

Best Buy is uncovering the next generation of innovators! Through its College Innovator Fund, Best Buy will award cash prizes totaling $100,000 for the next big product or software idea in the areas of technology, sustainability, education, or other related field. The winner gets $50,000 prize money and a mentorship opportunity. Two runners-up will each be awarded $20,000. A “fan favorite” will win a $10,000 prize.

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VGIF Small Grants for Grassroots Projects

The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) is providing small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries. It supports women’s organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.

The areas of support are:

  • Community development
  • Health and nutritional support
  • Literacy and leadership training
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Women’s human rights
  • Organizations that are governed and directed by women.

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Qatar Foundation WISE Education Leadership Program

October 7 – 10, 2012

Doha, Qatar


About the Program

The WISE Education Leadership Program was launched at the Qatar Foundation’s inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009 to support current and emerging leaders in higher education around the world.

This four-day workshop aims to help prepare the next generation of global higher education leaders to manage the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

The goals of the WISE Education Leadership Program are to develop the leadership and administrative skill sets of new university presidents and serve as an enabling environment for change and development. The WISE Education Leadership Program will provide experience-based training through case studies, workshops, expert speakers and role-playing exercises.

Key topics that will be covered during the WISE Education Leadership Program include:

  • Best Practices in Institutional Management
  • Principles of Leadership and Variety of Academic Leadership Styles
  • Institutional and Personal Agendas/Goals
  • Coaching and Team Building
  • Decision Making
  • Working with Governing and Advisory Boards
  • Managing Academic Personnel and Resources


Participation in the WISE Education Leadership Program is free of charge. The Qatar Foundation will also provide round-trip airfare to Doha, hotel accommodations, local transport, meals and conference materials.

The WISE Education Leadership Program is being organized by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).



Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions appointed to the current position after January 1, 2011 are eligible to apply to the third WISE Education Leadership Program that will take place in Doha from October 7 – 10, 2012.

All applications must be received by July 3rd 2012.

Participants who are selected for the program will be notified by the end of August.

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Aga Khan International Scholarships for Meritorious Students

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network.

These scholarships are available in countries including:

  • Bangladesh,
  • India,
  • Pakistan,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Tajikistan,
  • Syria,
  • Egypt,
  • Kenya,
  • Tanzania,
  • Uganda,
  • Mozambique,
  • Madagascar,
  • France,
  • Portugal,
  • UK,
  • USA and Canada where the Foundation has branches.

The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

  • excellent academic records,
  • genuine financial need,
  • admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and
  • thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans.

Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%.

Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence.

The deadline for submission of applications is March 31st.For more information visit


Find fellowship opportunities for 2012 by visiting http://www.yipekenya.org/News.htm

2012 Global Youth Video Competition on Education and Skills

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) works to promote policies that are expected to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD is currently inviting video submissions for the 2012 Global Youth Video Competition. Participants are required to send a short video of not more than 3 minutes on the theme of the competition.


Competition Theme

Education and Skills – what are the big issues today:

  • Learning the right skills to get a job?
  • Bridging the ‘digital divide’?
  • Tackling inequality in access to education and training?
  • Inspiring creativity and innovation?


The Prize

The video author (or a nominated representative, if a team effort) of each winning video will be invited to Paris to attend the OECD Forum on 22nd – 24th May 2012. Travel costs to and from Paris, hotel accommodation and a living allowance will be provided for the duration of the Forum. The Prize will be awarded to three winning videos selected by Jury. If a winning video is a group effort, then a nominated representative will be invited to Paris.


About the Videos

  • Your video must be no more than 3 minutes in length.
  • Any spoken language used in your video that is not English or French must be accompanied by the relevant subtitles in English or French.
  • Your video must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.
  • Your video must be your own original creation – no copyrighted music, video, or images may be used.
  • Your video must not infringe on any third party rights.
  • Your video must not have been produced for compensation or posted previously on any OECD Web page.


Eligibility Criteria

You must be aged between 18 and 25 years during the period of this competition (14 December 2011 to 31 March 2012). That means you must have been born on or between 15 December 1985 and 1 April 1994. Proof of identity will be required from all finalists.

If you are a member of OECD staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, contractor, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, you may participate, but are not eligible to win.

Selection Criteria

Videos will be judged on adherence to the competition challenge through creativity, originality, message content and overall presentation (sound and picture quality).

The deadline for submitting the entries is March 31st 2012

For more information, visit http://www.oecd.org/document/8/0,3746,en_21571361_49034050_49086984_1_1_1_1,00.html