Call for applications: Aspiring Social Innovators



Application Deadline

May 18th, 2021

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda invites Aspiring Social Innovators who want to develop initiatives that solve community problems to apply to its Social Entrepreneurship Program.

1. Organizational Background

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.

Launched in 2010, DOT Rwanda is proud to be women-led and locally staffed with strong local and international partnership networks that extend across diverse communities in urban and rural settings.

We believe in the power of youth-led innovation, that communities can be shaped by empowering youth to create sustainable initiatives inspired by community needs, and that social innovation is accelerated when supported by digital technology.

The organization’s vision is to make pathways to these opportunities available particularly to young people and women, as a strategy to eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality. DOT Rwanda is differentiated by its unique youth-­to­‐youth model, its use of technology as an enabler to achieve economic and social goals, and its commitment to localization.

Over the last decade, DOT Rwanda has established a strong and innovative alumni network of 821 #DOTYouth (60% women) digital champions, community leaders, and social innovators, who have empowered their peers and community members. 109,000 (50% women) Rwandans in total have been empowered with digital, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, resilience, and networks to secure and create meaningful livelihoods and contribute to the development of their communities.

2. About this opportunity

This year, Aspiring Social Innovators who want to develop initiatives that solve community problems are invited to join DOT Rwanda’s Social enterprise development program to collaborate on building locally relevant solutions.

Young men and women who wish to develop initiatives that positively transform their communities will go through a learning journey that will run from May 2021 involving both online engagements (online courses, online live training/coaching and peer collaboration) and face-to- face workshops for learning and collaboration with peer like-minded change makers.

3. Phases

The Social Entrepreneurship Program will run in six phases that will be offered through blended format adhering to the COVID-19  preventive measures.

The six phases of the Social Entrepreneurship Program are: Ideation, Model Design , Minimum Viable Product ( MVP) Validation, Enterprise Launch, and Enterprise Growth.

4. What the Social Entrepreneurship Program has to offer?

5. What are the knowledge, skills, abilities that program participants will develop?

6. Qualifications/ Requirements

7. How to apply

Step 1: Fill in the application form you can find here:

Step 2: Make a 3-minutes video explaining the challenge at hand and how it affects the community in your area. Post the video on YouTube and share the link to your YouTube video with the following email addresses: and

N.B: Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated

Application deadline is Tuesday, May  18th 2021, at 5pm (Kigali Time).

Apply now!


Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated

Application Form