Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship
The Asfari Foundation is developing a fellowship programme for aspiring social entrepreneurs (fellows). The fellowship comes from the Asfari Foundation’s understanding that entrepreneurs need to experiment and learn and therefore aims, through placements at local charities, to:
1. Offer a supportive environment for entrepreneurs to experiment and explore the possibilities of their ideas.
2. To learn best practices and know-how from experts in the field.
3. Expand the entrepreneurs' network and receive mentorship in their area of interest.
4. Support entrepreneurs embark on their entrepreneurial journey, which we hope will be rewarding and life long.
The fellowship will support areas of work related to good governance, independent media, active citizenship, education/lifelong learning, employment/entrepreneurship, or innovation. Fellows must be interested in developing a solution related to one or a number of those thematic areas.
The placement will be at a local charity working on any of those thematic areas. Fellows must be willing to support the local charities to think about new services or adapt existing services to become more sustainable using entrepreneurial frameworks and tools. At the same time, they would have the opportunity to learn best practices, have access to communities and their needs, and supportive network to learn from.
The charity will be selected either on behalf of the entrepreneur/fellow or recommended by them. It also could be a company as long as the entrepreneur/fellow will focus on a social challenge through their work. The charity or company must be based in the Levant or focus it's programming on the Levant.
The fellowship will be for three to six months and will offer a compensation up to $500 per month (Ts&Cs apply). Successful graduates of the fellowship will get the chance to join a hackathon and an accelerator and continue to build their ideas (T’s&C’s apply).
Entrepreneurs must have basic understanding of entrepreneurial frameworks, mindset, skills and tools needed along the journey.
The following survey was designed to incorporate your thoughts and voices into the design of this programme. Please be generous with feedback and feel free to challenge our assumptions. All responses will be anonymous.
With many thanks
The Asfari Foundation team