Facebook Invites Community Leaders Across Sub-Saharan Africa To Apply For The Community Accelerator programme
March. 11, 2020
In line with its mission to give people the power to build communities around the world and its commitment to supporting the community leaders who drive change, Facebook is announcing the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in the following countries across SSA: South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
An evolution of the Facebook Community Leadership Programme (FCLP), this six-month community accelerator programme provides training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Up to $3 million in total will be awarded to 80 programme participants worldwide.
Selected community leaders will spend three months learning from experts, coaches and a customised curriculum to create a plan to grow their communities. They will spend the next three months iterating and executing on their plans, with funding and support from their networks.
“Our mission is to empower the leader who foster community – people who offer support, encourage others and make real change,” says Kiran Yoliswa, Strategic Partner Manager, Communities SSA at Facebook.
“We are investing in leaders because we believe and know they make significant contribution to today’s social challenge, by sharing knowledge and information, and helping people to connect with others that share same interses or passions for a good cause.”