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Ashoka 2022 Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge for Young People in Nigeria | Win N200,000

Applications are open for the Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge 2022. As Ashoka looks to build an ecosystem of Changemaker Cities, they bring to you an opportunity to share your changemaker story.

The Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge is looking for inspiring stories from young people in Nigeria making a difference through social innovation. Share your story on how you are working or have worked with a team to create solutions to social challenges including but not limited to climate action, healthcare, unemployment, education, gender, diversity-equity-inclusion, minority rights, ICT, agriculture and economic sustainability in Nigeria.

This challenge aims to elevate and highlight the valuable contribution of young Nigerians who are solving some of the country’s biggest issues through collaboration and changemaking. This is an opportunity for young people to share their stories and let their voices be heard as they change in their communities

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About Ashoka

Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton and in over 38 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship by building the largest network of systems-change social entrepreneurs worldwide with more than 3500 Ashoka Fellows working in 93 countries, putting their innovative ideas into practice to create positive change at a large scale. Equipping young people with 21st Century skills such as changemaking, empathy and teamwork. For more than 30 years, Ashoka Africa has been fostering Africas' largest network of system-change social entrepreneurs. Ashoka Nigeria is part of ... read more


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Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge


Aim and Benefits of Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge

Winners will get:

  • Cash Prize:
    • Winner – N200,000;
      Runner Up – N100,000
    • 3rd place – N50,000
  • Media Visibility: Top stories will be showcased on Ashoka’s #EveryDayChangemaking Early Changemaking Series
  • Become a Co-leader in the Everyone A Changemaker movement in Nigeria

Requirements for Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge Qualification

  • Participants should be aged 18 – 35;
  • Be from and resident in Nigeria;
  • The social innovation should have been or is being implemented in Nigeria within the last two years;
  • Participants must be working with a team.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge

Application Stage

  • 4 April 2022: Challenge opens (During this time, participants may submit entries)
  • 15 April 2022, 11:59 PM: Final entry deadline.

Screening and Community Review

  • 7 April 2022 – 30 April 2022: Application screening and community review

Winners Announcement

  • 5 May 2022: Winners announced

Application Deadline

April 15, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Ashoka on www.tfaforms.com to apply

Submit your story to highlight your journey in transforming Nigeria. Note that shortlisted stories will go through a community review process to determine the top 3 finalists.

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