Friday, 16 May 2014

Regional Grant to Youth Led Organizations in South Asia Region

Deadline: 10 June 2014
The World Bank and Microsoft have launched a regional grant competition ‘Coding Your Way to Opportunity’ for four South Asian Countries – Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Youth-led initiatives and organizations are invited to submit proposal on their innovative ideas and initiatives that bridge the existing gap between those who have access to skills (that they need to become successful) and those who do not have the access.
The competition is aimed at enabling youth to expand coding knowledge amongst their peers which in turn helps them secure gainful employment. The grantee will implement youth focused training on coding to address the coding gap in the region.
At least US$10,000 will be offered to each of the four countries to carry out an innovative project for a period of one year.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicants can be youth-led organizations and non-government organizations.
  • Applicant organization must be registered and been operating from at least two years.
  • All the team members must be above 18 years of age.
  • Proposed project should provide employment opportunity to at least 3 people, and should be participatory.
  • Proposals must outline measurable output or result that demonstrate direct impact in project area.
For more information, please visit South Asia Regional Grant Competition.

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