Inaugural 10 Academy Fellows deadline approaches

The 31 March 2017 deadline is fast approaching for recent African undergraduate degree graduates to apply for the inaugural 10 Academy Fellows program.

Organised by the Berlin based consultancy Infinite Potentials Consulting in collaboration with Ghana’s Ashesi University, 10 Academy “will identify, train and launch fresh university graduates who can have 10x impact in Africa.” The fellows program has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Students from across Africa are invited to apply and become one of the thirty 10 Academy Fellows who will receive free tuition, accommodation and food for the duration of the course and will also be offered the chance to take part in an intensive, residential two-month long program. During this program the students will work closely together, along with other experts, teachers and support staff, to learn critical modern skills that are required in order to collaboratively develop a real-world project that has the potential to have a major developmental impact on the African continent.

After the conclusion of the residential teaching program each 10 Academy Fellow will take up a six-month long internship position “to give brilliant young people an overview of modern skills and the opportunity to utilize them straight away.” It is expected that each Fellow will be in a position to use the new skills and knowledge that they learnt during the residential program immediately.

The first ever 10 Academy Fellows program will take place at Ashesi University in Ghana between July and August 2017. Internships will follow after the residential school program takes place. African nations, who are currently completing or have finished their undergraduate degree in 2016, who also can “combine a strong work ethic, general cognitive ability [and] a bias to action and passion for success” are strongly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the opportunity and its application process visit the Opportunity Desk website.