Deadline: September 20th, 2021.

Beyond School Community Challenge for Secondary School Students in Nigeria 2021 (N1.5 Million Prize)

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) in collaboration with United States Mission Nigeria invite applications for the Beyond School Community Challenge (BSCC) 2021.

The Beyond School Community Challenge is a national social entrepreneurship competition that discovers, mentors, and funds indigenous solutions to critical community problems and needs identified by high school students selected from across the country. It aims to engage young people creatively to develop entrepreneurial skills which will be marketable beyond the four walls of learning.

The BSCC provides a platform for outstanding secondary school students AGED 13-18 to provide solutions to problems around their environment by creating community development projects. Guided by mentors and their schools, the students identify the challenge, proffer a viable entrepreneurial concept to address the challenge.

The Challenge identifies top finalists annually from the pool of applications received across Nigeria, where top finalists selected are invited to pitch and exhibit their entrepreneurial ideas. The #BSCChallenge2021 will be virtual for participating schools.



The 2021 applications shall revolve around novel ideas that have not been tested anywhere to provide solutions that have not been implemented in any of the under-listed areas. Each team of students will be required to think innovatively and submit realistic idea(s) that can solve some of Nigeria’s current challenges within the threshold of the grant funding.

Focus areas are as follows:

Further Details:


For more information visit the official webpage of Beyond School Community Challenge for Secondary School Students

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