British Council in Afghanistan is seeking entries from young Afghans, aged between 18 and 35, from all around Afghanistan for the British Council Afghanistan Social Enterprise Challenge 2011. This involves developing a plan for a social entrepreneurial initiative and submitting it on-line to the British Council.The winners of the first, second and third prizes will be awarded the sum of USD 6000, USD 4000 and USD 2000 respectively as a contribution to the implementation of their initiative.
The deadline for submission of entries is Tuesday 27 September 2011.
What is the Challenge?
Afghanistan Social Enterprise Challenge is all about promoting and developing social enterprise knowledge, awareness and expertise amongst Afghanistan’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. Social enterprises are organisations that trade in goods or services for a social purpose.
Taking part in the Challenge will develop the skills of problem solving, creativity, team working, budgeting and analytical thinking. Participants will also develop their enterprise, business and presentational skills and, above all, enrich their sense of social responsibility.
The aims of the Challenge
•to enable you to discover new opportunities to grow your talents
•to help you develop your ideas and to make a positive impact on your community, whether as a student, an employee or as an entrepreneur.
Are we eligible to enter for the Challenge?
Yes, if you:
•are young Afghans, aged between 18 and 35
•are students studying a vocational or a university-level course, are employees of a business or an enterprise and / or are entrepreneurs
•have passion and drive to do something positive for your community and to make a difference