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The applications period for this competition is now closed.

Do you have a big idea that could improve early childhood development or pre-primary and primary school education in Addis Ababa?​



Birr 40,000!


Apply now and your idea could become reality! Successful applicants will receive a start-up grant of ETB 40,000 and 6 months of coaching in design thinking, leadership, business development and more. Apply by July 22, 2018  with your idea to make a big impact on children’s lives!


Your solution must improve either

early childhood development or

pre and primary education, in Addis Ababa

For more information about the eligibility criteria click here.

Learn more at our information sessions

If you think you'd like to apply for the BIG Ideas Accelerator, but you have some questions, join us at one of our information sessions at the Reach for Change office at Gollagul Tower, 4th Floor. 

Monday, July 16: 4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 17: 4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 18: 4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 19: 4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Friday, July 20: 4:00 pm - 6:00pm

Apply by July 22, 2018

with your BIG idea to make a BIG impact on children’s lives!

Apply by downloading the application forms below, filling them in and emailing them to [email protected] 

Download the application forms below.

If you experience any difficulty filling out the forms, please contact us at [email protected]

You must fill out the application in English or in Amharic. 

English Application Form

Click the green link below to download.

English Application Form

Amharic Application Form

Click the green link below to download.

Amharic Application Form


Having trouble with the application forms?
If you are experiencing issues accessing the forms or filling them out,
please email [email protected] or call 0929107877.



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