African Union in collaboration with UNICEF is inviting young Africans to submit innovative solutions to help tackle the impact of harmful practices on the mental health of children and young people.
Survivors of harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation may find it difficult to seek help and cope with the mental health and psychosocial challenges due to their experience and ordeal.
African Union and UNICEF invite you to share innovative solutions that would focus on the following:
1. Create awareness in their respective communities, peer groups and beyond on the impact of harmful practices (HPs) on mental health/well-being.
2. Helping survivors cope with psychosocial consequences of harmful practices (HPs) through different ways.
3. Neighborhood/community-based activities/services that can help survivors of harmful practices (HPs) cope with various mental health and psychosocial needs.
Your Innovative Solutions Should:
1. Show how it will support young people particularly girls and young women affected by harmful practices
2. Work directly with your peers/communities
3. Be collaborative
Eligibility to participate:
1. To participate you must be an African youth.
2. Describe your innovative solution in detail.
3. As a Nigerian participating in this challenge, you are expected to work in a team or group.
4. Choose a name for your team/group.
5. Select a team/group lead.
6. Submit 5 - 10 photos and a 1-minute video clip explaining the proposed solution put together by your team/group.
Next steps & Reward:
1. Selected teams will be contacted and required to submit and present their detailed proposal for 5-minutes at the international Dialogue in February 2022.
2. The best 10 solutions will be awarded $2,500 each to implement their solution in the community.
How to Apply:
All solutions and inquiries should be submitted:
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Time: 23:59 EAT