Nurturing and Supporting Young Influencers and Innovators
The Akijul Greenhouse is a 6-month Fellowship programme that provides hands-on experience for young influencers and/or innovators to work on various aspects of social justice and development through participating in Akijul assignments for 3 months, and then applying the learning to their work (with support from Akijul) for another 3 months. Fellows will already have an initiative that they are working on, and so the Fellowship will be able to practically add value to their work- for greater impact.
The idea for the Green House emerged from Akijul’s work in various parts of the continent, where we have come across a number of young people who want to contribute to social justice and development. However, whilst they have the ideas and dreams, what they need is an opportunity to refine their ideas, expand their network, and grow the self-confidence required to lead effectively.
In the Green House, they will be encouraged to explore various ideas, be challenged about their existing assumptions and be exposed to new skills, knowledge and individuals who will inspire them.