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Provided by ShareYourself

Offering $500

Status: Awarded

According to a recent UNESCO report, children in Africa are going to school more than ever before. Unfortunately, data shows that inequalities and inefficiencies remain in these critical sectors despite the success in enrollment. One of such inefficiencies is low-quality teaching and learning, especially in rural communities, where many factors keep children from getting quality education in line with the sustainable development goal SDG 4 - Quality Education. ShareYourself in its commitment to social impact at the grassroots will give $500 each to 3 outstanding project teams, working to improve quality education in their communities, by offering their skills in the classroom.
Application Open Date:
July 14, 2021
Application Close Date:
August 4, 2021
Grant Award Decision Date:
August 6, 2021

Lucky Owoicho - Project Build A School
Ndep Ogar - Better Learning Environment for Children
In order for your application to qualify for our decision-making process, you must have completed the following requirements:

  • Create a social impact Project on the SYS platform (unless you already have a project that is solving the need)
  • Upload a project photo
  • Upload a profile photo
  • For old projects, you must have at least 2 NEW team members on your project that you have not worked with you on previous projects.
  • For new projects, you must add at least 3 NEW team members to your project.
  • Create regular project updates on the ShareYourself platform - at least one is required, however, the more you post the better your chances.
  • Create multiple milestones and tasks by using the project management features on ShareYourself  - the more you post the better your chances.
Additional information:
  • The grant money must be used to benefit the project, not the recipient.
  • The project must have a focus on providing quality education in the community.
  • Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate progress, viability, and strong involvement from the project creator and team members.
  • Projects which have clearly articulated their goals and have a realistic execution plan will be favored.
  • Please note, that while many people apply for these grants, only three will be chosen. 
  • Please share the grant on your social media.
Am I elibigle?
Eligibility is dependent on the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

Who is deciding the grant winners? Back to top
Winners are decided by either specific clients providing the grant or by members of the ShareYourself staff. We select winners during a meeting dedicated to thoroughly reviewing each individual application and project.

How does ShareYourself decide the grant winners? Back to top
If the ShareYourself staff is choosing winners rather than an external client or grant provider we do the following...

Grant winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
  • The project must meet the grant criteria; whether it’s location or theme.
  • The quality of steps taken towards completion of requirements.
  • Active interaction with the ShareYourself platform by both the project creator and their team.
    • Activity is defined as demonstrating progress on the development of the project, which includes:
      • Frequency of logins
      • Opening and closing tasks and milestones
      • Creating detailed, creative and authentic tasks and milestones
      • Sharing updates
  • Active communication with the ShareYourself team regarding the project.
  • Demonstration of enthusiasm and dedication for the project, social/environmental impact, and action the project requires in order to succeed.

What stage should my idea be? Back to top
We accept projects that are at any stage of completion. In fact, we encourage new projects so that the applicant is able to collaborate and share ideas with the ShareYourself community.

What is the timeline? Back to top
The timeline for each grant application will be listed under the General Info tab.

Can my idea be an international venture/project or does my project need to be based in the USA? Back to top
This depends on the grant, to find out if you meet the guidelines read the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

What are my chances of winning? Back to top
The majority of our grants are awarded to multiple applicants, if you demonstrate that you have a dedication to improving our world - then you will have a higher chance of winning the grant.