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This year I’m serving as a voluntary Country Ambassador for Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the world!
What is Project Inspire?
Project Inspire is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to provide non-profits and social enterprises the opportunity to compete for a US$25,000 grant to implement their programs. It also aims to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Launched in 2011, to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant.
More details here: http://projinspire.com.
In four years, Project Inspire has received over 1,300 applications from 62 countries, all competing for the chance to change the world. This year, up to ten finalists will be flown to Singapore, where they will spend three days preparing to make their five-minute pitch to a judging panel. However, only one project will win the US$25,000 grant. The competition is open to non-profit organisations and social businesses benefiting women and girls in Asia, the Middle East, or Africa.
It’s such a great cause, and it gives opportunities not just to women and girls, but also people who would like to volunteer in some way or another. Of course, this could appeal to students who would like to explore their entrepreneurial side and help society at the same time.
Please feel free to apply, as well as spread the word to anyone you know, from non-profit organisations in your country to universities!