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Huron a Lira School Drop Out Wins USD9,500 JA Social Equity Program, Inaugral Afrinovate Youth Challenge 2023

We are proud to announce that our Ugandan team, BEDMOT- Lira, emerged as the winner of USD $ 9,500 at the Inaugural AfrInnovate Youth Challenge against teams from South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire. Red Heart from Cote d’Ivoire developed an innovative application for managing blood donations, Transcendence from South.

Africa an IT-based company developed solutions to eliminate paper usage,
contributing to a more sustainable and tech-driven future while Uganda’s BetMot innovated solutions in environmental sustainability by creating bricks from used plastics, offering a novel solution to the plastic waste problem.

JA Uganda, operating under the Regional Operating Center JA Africa, in
partnership with the Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF), a Swiss-based charitable foundation hosted an awards ceremony for the winning participants in 2023, alongside the launch event for the second cycle of the Social Equity Project 2024.

The JA Social Equity Program (SEP) positively impacted the lives of over 10,000 direct beneficiaries in three countries last year. Delivered through dynamic boot camps, interactive seminars, and workshops, both in-person and via JA Africa’s Digital.

The Entrepreneurship Education Program (JA DEEP), the program has catalyzed the creation of nearly 500 social enterprises. Participating teams present their pitch to a team of judges that selects the best 10
each winning a cash prize of USD 500.

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The ten are then invited for a physical pitching session. In this cycle, the overall best (Bedmot) received a cash prize of USD 3000, followed by Squamous 2000 and Asome 1000. The national winning team then represents the country at the African level.

In this cycle, Bed mot emerged as the team with the best innovative idea in Africa winning USD 1000 and also overall best, winning USD 5000.

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To apply https://jauganda.org/social-equity-program/ For any inquiries or additional
information, please contact: JA Uganda- 0701449578, Email info@jauganda.org


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  1. I am so proud now to be a member of JA, and am looking forward to learning more about business and seeing more and more great opportunities ahead

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