10 Academy was conceived to create a pipeline of young African builders who are able to combine high cognitive ability, strong work ethic, passion for delivering results and knowledge of technology. We believe that this combination of attributes results in a special type of person that is able to build and deliver results that are 10x more impactful that the average person – we call them 10 Academy Fellows. We believe that in order for Africa to succeed in implementing all the projects she is proposing, it is this generation of people that is required. Our vision sees this community of youth working together to lead major projects across Africa, driving forward the continent to realize its potential.
10 Academy Fellows will receive free tuition, accommodation and food covered for the duration of the course and will take part in an intensive, residential 1-month long programme through which they will work closely together to learn modern skills, work on a real-world project with potential for major impact and develop into a community of aligned and passionate youth working for development in Africa.
Each 10 Academy Fellow is expected take up a 6-month paid internship after the programme and 10 Academy is in discussions with a number of leading companies working in Africa to provide internships.
10 Academy is building a pipeline of Africa’s highest potential young people, those that can have 10x the impact of their peers, solving real-world problems at speed and scale.
A vibrant generation of youth working to advance human development in Africa and the rest of the world, driving Africa to become a global net contributor.
Identify the top 2% of young African talent and provide them with training, networks and opportunities
Enable 10 Academy Fellows to solve real-world problems at speed and scale using modern skills and technologies.
Scale 10 Academy through a viable business model, placing 13k+ young Africans into leadership careers by 2023.
The premise behind 10 Academy is simple.
We believe that there are a set of large, complex problems which exist in Africa which, when solved, will lead to tremendous human impact.
We believe that the biggest impediment to implementing these solutions is that the people who would build and implement solutions (we call them ‘builders’) have not been identified and thus are not working on these problems.
We believe that the very highest potential talent, working with modern skills and as part of a passionate community, can have 10x the impact of the average.
As a 10 Academy Fellow, you bring your intelligence, work ethic, passion for success and bias to action for 1 month of intensive residential training. As part of the training, you will undertake group work on a project solving a real company problem and make life-long collaborators and colleagues. 10 Academy is working to build a pipeline of hiring partners for paid internships post-training, to launch your career.
The programme is divided in two parts: The first is an intensive, residential course and the second part is a 6-month paid internship in the private sector.
During the course, you will undertake an intensive, residential month-long training with taught and project phases. The taught portion will cover modern skills including design thinking, big data analysis, making and rapid prototyping, entrepreneurship and management, software development and economics. This phase will give you the opportunity to put the mix of your skills into practice, taking a major challenge in Africa and, in a small group, developing a potentially implementable solution within the period.
At present, this course will be limited to nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Nationals of other countries are welcome to apply and their applications will be considered for future 10 Academy training courses.
Each 10 Academy Fellow is expected to take up a 6-month paid internship in the private sector. As a 10 Academy Fellow, these companies will look to you to deliver new, transformative projects that will challenge you.
-Holding a passport from an African country
-Completed an undergraduate degree, in any field, with a graduation date falling between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2018.