VFA is a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa driven by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets.
Kigali Global Shapers, a community whose vision is to create a platform that engages with the youth to inspire innovation and change launched the writing competition to build further awareness on the importance of achieving a visa free Africa. This campaign will help put a face to a large number of young Africans with missed opportunities in areas of education, tourism, health and work among many sectors in which they would thrive.
Prizes up to US$1,500 and chance to have your article published
competition is open to all African nationals between the ages of 18 to 30 years,
based in any African country.
To participate in the
competition, one should submit a story that is a narrative based on an
experience the writer or someone they know has faced when traveling to or from
an African country that involved a tedious process to acquire a visa.
The essay should be no
more than 1,000 words in a narrative nonfiction style written in English, French,
Arabic or Portuguese.
submissions is 15 April 2019 at 11:59 PM GMT.
The submitted story
must be an original work, entirely owned by the entrant, and does not infringe
on the copyright, trademark, intellectual property privacy or other rights of
any third party under applicable laws, rules and regulations.