The solution project announces the winners of the 2021 Social Venture Contest

New York, New York – Coalition enables young socially conscious change makers to make a lasting impact in their communities

Thirty Growing Social Venture Challenge (SVC) winners at the annual meeting of the Masood Foundation Scholars at the Bubbob Conference. Scholars selected from among 90 competitors competed in a multi-level competition to recognize and honor young leaders committed to social change in Africa and beyond.

This collaboration between the MasterCard Foundation and the Resolution Project, now in its sixth year, provides a way for entrepreneurs and socially responsible scholars to strengthen their social organizations and deepen their influence in society. Social entrepreneurship is one way to create jobs for young people, and the MasterCard Foundation is a key pillar of the Young Africa Jobs Strategy, which provides employment opportunities for 30 million young people in Africa, especially young women. Respected and complete.

“We are honored to be the first of many great young leaders,” said Oliver Lebby, chairman and co-founder of Solution Project. “The Social Venture Challenge will not only open up funding for 15 social development races, but will also mark the beginning of the journey for all 30 of these talented young social entrepreneurs. The solution is more than just aid. , It is a lifelong association of like-minded change agents, consultants, resources and access to the international community. We cannot wait to help these young leaders express their leadership and influence their lives.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Social Venture Test. It takes creativity, determination, and perseverance for these young entrepreneurs to re-evaluate their projects during the epidemic and continue to give back. Program. We would like to thank The Resolution Project for its strong belief in the potential of young people, for facilitating virtual competition for scholars around the world, and for adapting the professional and practical skills needed to make a lasting impact. . “

Over the past six years, 143 MasterCard Foundation scholars have won the Social Venture exam. As partners, they continue to implement 76 social initiatives in 19 countries, and those organizations have had a positive impact on more than 50,000 people.

Successful projects across the continent, including Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Somalia, and Benin, meet many of the issues that scholars first see in their communities.

Jimma Farah, founder of Plastic Venture Winning means continuing to work to change and recycle plastic in Somaliland. We are recycling plastic waste to create a cleaner environment. He said the recycling of nearly 720 kilograms of plastic bags and bottles last year was hampering road finishing and sewerage. MasterCard Foundation Scholar at the African Leadership University. “Winning SVC is a sign of hope for us. This means recycling more plastics, increasing the productivity of stone blocks and creating a cleaner environment for our community. Winning is our vision of creating a clean environment for our community. It is becoming a reality in Somaliland.

In Zambia, Dorcas Luxassa, a MasterCard Foundation scholar at EARTH University and founder of mobile acupuncture, focuses on mitigating the effects of climate change while supporting women and girls. “We are happy to be part of a solution for like-minded young people working in different countries to solve similar issues,” said Dorcas Luxassa. “This award will enable our project to start supporting rural women farmers to improve their productivity and build resilience to climate change. Over the next five years, we plan to reach more than 2,000 rural women farmers. We hope they will be our farmers. They can reproduce the idea by using local bamboo to build their own water systems and improve agricultural production and living conditions so that a woman does not miss school once due to lack of school fees or uniforms.

Congratulations to the winning teams!

Achievements Poultry Uganda, Nakangu Christina and Aisha Nalmansi, Mackerel University
Hivers Poultry Uganda Uganda empowers young people who have dropped out of training to grow and sell poultry through soft loans, financial literacy and marketing.

Komuwa (Our Children), Joy Cafuwa, Mackerel University
COOMUA is a skills development center in western Uganda, providing counseling and training opportunities to help them improve their employment opportunities in Uganda’s West Nile region.

Golden Garbage Inive TV, Royford Mutugi and Diana Nuguguna, EARTH University
Golden Waste Inive TV promotes an integrated waste management system in Nairobi, Kenya by raising awareness among farmers about vermicomposting and providing more jobs.

LightUganda, Nico Agech, Oyella Gladys, and Beatrice Laker, Makerere University
LightUganda provides financial literacy, leadership training, and poultry skills to young mothers in the village of Pella Wisere, Uganda.

Mobile Acupuncture, Dorcas Luxassa, World University
Mobile acupuncture training for smallholder farmers, especially women in Luapala, Zambia By cultivating fish and vegetables. Easily available materials.

Mushroom Hill, Kahwa Christopher and Kaitetse Rebecca, Mackerel University
Mushroom Hill provides families with children who have dropped out of school due to the epidemic to grow mushrooms, seeds and market training to increase their income and pay school fees.

Organic Fertilizer, Multiplication Sambani, Earth University
The goal of organic fertilizer is to use modern fertilizers that combine organic and organic matter to increase food production, end hunger and poverty, and create jobs in Buhera, Zimbabwe.

PerculierAI, Success Know Amador, Emmanuel Niatefe, and Diana Rashid, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
PerculierAI is an artificial intelligence drone technology designed to detect cocoa black pod disease in Kumasi, Ghana. Using the mobile app, PercuilierAI provides information on steps to be taken in the early stages of cocoa production to improve crop yields.

Plastic Venture, Jimkal Farah, African Leadership University (ALU)
The recycling of plastic Ventures aims to create a cleaner environment and reduce the garbage crisis in Hargeisa, Somalia, by converting plastic waste into affordable, sustainable stone blocks.

Recyling Care Tire for Furniture (RECATYREF), Hanifa Fuseini, Zawi Sulley Fuseini and Barikisu Nasiru, Kume Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
RECATYREF is an initiative to reduce waste disposal in the Ashenti region of Ghana by producing furniture from discarded car tires. The organization provides library furniture, shelves, school desks at an affordable price among other stationery to ensure equal access for all.

Somhumus, Saeed Gure, African Leading University (ALU)
Somhumus Hargesa, Somaliland, focuses on providing organic fertilizer for restaurants and households, as well as providing low-cost, high-quality fertilizer to farmers.

Think About Life (TAL) Youth Uganda, Sylvia Akutut, Onapa Ambrose and Akaye Opio, Mackerel University
TAL (Think About Life) Youth Uganda is a thriving economy in northern Uganda that buys potatoes and transforms them into sweet, nutritious donuts. TAL employs a factory to hire, train and employ unemployed women to bake donuts to sell young people in local markets.

Piglet race, Anil Ayebare and Ogugisha Lucky, Mackerel University
Pig seed is working with foster mothers and Uganda plans to alleviate poverty in Mbarara and provide pigs as an alternative and sustainable source of income.

TOP FARM, Irëne Bossavi and Roger Tcharo, University of Abode-Calavi
Large farming in Benin provides demonstration farming to train young people with limited job opportunities in poultry and fruit and vegetable farming. The organization aims to enable students to start their own farming business, train those who have dropped out of school, reduce the cost of animal husbandry, and increase entrepreneurship.

WEEU, Janepher Matini, Alicia Namakula and Florence Namubiru, Makerere University
WEEU aims to empower women through the establishment of a vocational and inclusion center in Kuwait, Uganda, which provides financial education and agricultural training.

About the MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation works with vision organizations to help young people in Africa and Indigenous communities in Canada find meaningful and satisfying work. It is one of the largest, private foundations in the world with the mission of promoting education and financial inclusion to create a more inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation was established in 2006 as an independent Board of Directors and Management Board with MasterCard. For more information about the Foundation, please visit –

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About the solution project

The solution project is a unique way for young leaders committed to change the world. A.D. Founded in 2007, it identifies, equips, and encourages those who need it today to make a positive impact by providing support, skills, and financial support to quality young leaders. Quality is reaching out to young social entrepreneurs through First World Youth Conference approaches, the United Nations Youth Conference, Clinton Global Initiative TV and other social venture challenges. Decision-making allows contestants to make a positive impact through solutions, including flexible, hands-on, mentoring, and subsidies, to implement their social work. More than 600 solution seekers are active in more than 370 communities in 84 countries, including the United States, in high-impact areas such as water, food, sustainable development, education, energy, and the environment. And development, health and well-being, and humanitarian relief. Their efforts have benefited 2.9 million people and the census. Supporting Our People There are more than 500 volunteers, dedicated staff and dozens of partners in the public and private sectors. Together, we are building a generation of leaders committed to social responsibility

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