Offer: Healthy Mothers, Strong World Competition
The Young Champions of Maternal Health Program will use the Changemakers online platform to identify 16 young leaders – called Young Champions – from around the world who will win a trip to the Maternal Health Change Summit and then spend nine months working abroad on a maternal health project while being mentored by a seasoned Ashoka Fellow in the field of maternal health.
Three additional Changemakers Prize Winners chosen by our global community will win an in-kind prize to attend the Maternal Health Change Summit.
Criteria for the selection of Young Champions includes:
1. Successful completion of at least a B.A. (or equivalent degree) and clearly articulated plans for continued studies or professional development.
2. Each candidate will have a track record of involvement in public health, as indicated by professional and/or academic experiences. They will also have demonstrated commitment to dedicating their careers to the improvement of maternal health, especially in developing countries.
3. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership qualities and potential as evidenced by community and organizational activities reflected within the application.
4. Candidates should be willing, able and enthusiastic to participate in a 9-month mentorship experience with an Ashoka Fellow (who may live in a country that is of a different cultural context).
5.All Young Champions will be required to deliver a product of the mentorship carried out during their tenure with the Young Champions program (e.g., a research project, data analyses, program designs and evaluations, advocacy strategies, policy analyses, etc.) and consent that their mentorship may be showcased by the Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka in grant reporting and promotional materials.
Candidates for the Young Champion program must be between 18-35, be proficient in English (fluency in written and spoken English).