Indigo Trust

Project Name

Firestarter Fund Sierra Leone

Beneficiary Country

Sierra Leone

Funding theme

Trade & Enterprise

Start Date

August 1st 2016

Amount Awarded

£376,100

End Date

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.

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