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Apply! ONE Campaign Essay Contest For Young Africans


what’s your big idea for girls in Africa?
What are the ways in which African leaders can harness the power of girls in Africa? How can we use this power to transform Africa’s future? The ONE Campaign wants to hear your ideas.

130 million girls around the world are being denied an education — and 53 million of them are right here in Africa. Without an education, no child can reach their full potential. This has to change.
Young people will shape the future of the continent, so we’re asking 18-35 year olds to share their best ideas for how African leaders can make sure all girls count.

How do we get every girl in to school and learning? How do we make sure girls don’t face violence at home, in school or on the street? How do we enable girls to become the engineers, entrepreneurs and political leaders of tomorrow?
Share your idea, and you could be joining the ONE team at the AU Summit in January 2018, in Addis Ababa.

17th November, 2017


-Winners may be contacted for editorial coverage by ONE and  agree to participate in any media interviews facilitated by ONE.
-Winner(s) will be required to participate in a prize fulfillment  process and sign documentation, such as a release, within the time frame specified by ONE, as will be more fully detailed when -Winner(s) is notified.
-Winner(s) agree to make themselves available for publicity purposes relating to the competition, the AU Summit, and may be called upon to become ONE Pan-African Champions during the course of 2018 through supporting ONE’s actions across the African continent.
-The Winner(s) will join ONE to share their big idea directly with African leaders / decision makers at an event organised with the African Union. Winner(s) eligibility is dependent on her/his adherence to these Rules;
Runner(s) up:
Runner(s) up will receive: a package with ONE merchandise.

Entrant essays may not exceed 500 words. If any essay exceeds the maximum word count described herein, it will be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE.
Entrants must:
-Be between the ages of 18 and 35 years;
-Be currently living in Africa and a citizens or permanent resident of the African -country in which they live;
-Submit an essay according to these Rules;
-Submit an original piece of writing answering the question posed in paragraph 1 above; and,
-Have a valid passport or international travel document.

Entries are made by completing an online form available here.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details


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