Firestarter Fund Sierra Leone
Trade & Enterprise
August 1st 2016
August 30th 2019
Civil war and the Ebola outbreak have left many young people in Sierra Leone unemployed or under-employed. But a new day is dawning with fresh opportunities.
People are looking for the unconventional. This Queen's Young Leaders grant will go to Sensi Tech Hub in Freetown – a new community space where technology and entrepreneurship will combine to create jobs and help young people get off the ground.
Sensi will give small grants and training to individuals, youth-led start-ups and more established organisations working with young people to help them become more innovative and effective.
As a result, more young people will be able earn a living and contribute to social change in Sierra Leone.
The Queen's Young Leaders grants programme is co-funded by Comic Relief, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, University of Cambridge and the Royal Commonwealth Society.
When you donate to Comic Relief you’re supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. Our vision is to create a just world free from poverty and we’re doing this by funding amazing organisations doing amazing things.
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