In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children.
The innovation contest will award $500 to a young person with an idea to improve the lives of children in his or her community. Using social media as a catalyst, Reach for Change Africa aims to raise awareness about issues facing African children and inspire people to take action to make a difference.
To enter the contest, entrants must pitch their idea on Facebook, explaining how they would use the $500 to impact African children in a positive way. The contest is open exclusively to residents of African countries and youth are particularly encouraged to apply. The winner is announced on June 16, the Day of the African Child.
In addition to the contest, Reach for Change is running an awareness campaign on social media that allows Africans to draw attention to issues affecting children, to brainstorm new ideas and to ignite action to make Africa a better place.
Source: Biztech Africa