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Tech2Empower Advisor Application 2019 Rwanda

Rwanda, May 25 - June 1, 2019

What is Tech2Empower?
Tech2Empower is a unique volunteer opportunity for individuals working in tech, communications, finance and business to share their professional skills to advance girls'education and women's rights, and to amplify the work of women social entrepreneurs. As Tech2Empower Advisors, volunteers provide hands-on project support and customized trainings to women and girls in local communities.Tech2Empower Advisors make significant contributions, all while traveling, making new friends, learning and having fun!

In May 2019, a team of volunteer Advisors will travel to Rwanda to learn about and contribute to women's social entrepreneurship, rights and girls' education. Our volunteer team will provide mentorship, hands-on project support and skills-sharing with local women social entrepreneurs, as well as for students, administrators and teachers at girls' schools.

Trip Details

  • Dates: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Price: $4,600 covered by Advisor and/or employers

Contribution of $4,600* includes:

  • Pre-departure volunteer preparation, materials and orientation
  • Site visits, volunteer work + meetings 
  • Support and preparation for volunteer roles
  • Historical and cultural events and sightseeing
  • Local group transportation, hotels and group meals
  • Travel insurance

    *Does not include: flights, airport transfers, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals. Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. Hotel costs is not eligible for matching
Tech2Empower Advisors will have the opportunity to:
  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women entrepreneurs 
  • Learn about women's rights in Rwanda directly from leaders in the field
  • Mentor young women and girls in career, leadership and tech
  • Build meaningful connections with like-minded women working locally and internationally
  • Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities
  • Learn new technology, training, communications and leadership skills from trainings led by fellow Advisors

Advisor Application + Selection Timeline

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Advisor virtual interviews: through March 22
  • Selection notification: March 25
  • Trip contribution deposit ($750) due: April 1

Program Partners

Tech2Empower is an initiative of WAKE, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We are committed to making Tech2Empower a rich, rewarding and meaningful experience for Advisors and local participants. The WAKE team will provide assistance with all aspects of the Tech2Empower trip. WAKE will provide relevant materials, background information and ongoing support to ensure Advisors are well-prepared for their roles, meet amazing women and girls and have unique learning and volunteer experiences.

Note: This application is mostly multiple choice and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. You may SAVE your application and continue later by clicking on SAVE and CONTINUE LATER (at top of the page following the page you have completed).

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