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Monday, 23 November 2020

UNICEF #ReimagineYourFuture Challenge 2020

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

The #ReimagineYourFuture challenge focuses on youth agency, encouraging participants to think big and define aspirations to realize their dreams in an empowered journey from learning to earning. This is an opportunity for youth to leverage their talents and build skills to be able to connect and explore pathways to discover techniques, knowledge, talents and aspirations for re-imagining their future.

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Monday, 16 November 2020

Be a part of the Shell LiveWIRE Program 2020

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The programme operates in the Niger Delta region and aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-30 to start up their own businesses in the Nigerian states of Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Imo, and Akwa-Ibom.

Each year, Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria provides training and finance for young entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta to set up and grow their businesses. Shell LiveWIRE is a social investment programme that aims to help young Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 explore the option of starting their own business as a viable career option and thereby create employment. 

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Monday, 9 November 2020

Africa No Filter - Project Support Grant

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

ANF is a donor collaborative funded by Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Luminate, Open Society Foundation, Comic Relief and the Hilton Foundation.  We support the development of nuanced stories that shift existing, stereotypical narratives about Africa through research, grant-making and advocacy. ANF’s goal over time is to leave an empowered narrative change ecosystem and an informed community of storytellers who work more deliberately to change harmful narratives about Africa.   

Africa No Filter is accepting grant applications for creative projects in Africa that challenge pre-existing, harmful narratives of the continent using innovation, tech, art and creativity. In order to be eligible for this grant:

- The project must be executed in Africa and primarily for Africans
- The applicant must have evidence of delivering similar work successfully
- The applicant must be able to provide a breakdown of the total project budget
- If applying as an organisation, the lead applicant must have the legal authority to submit this application
- The applicant must be available for a short follow-up application interview, where necessary

Organisations* - Apply for up to $30,000 for support for your narrative-changing projects. 

Individuals - Apply for up to $15,000 to support your narrative-changing projects.

*Organisations include creative hubs, charities, institutions, festivals, creative collectives, NGO's and for-profit organisations. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Click here to register!

Monday, 26 October 2020

Examination Malpractice; The New Normal?

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

If ‘Education’ is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits why then are students in Nigeria being penalized for their refusal to ‘sort examination invigilators, school management and those responsible for organizing examinations in our learning institutions?