Facebook community accelerator initiative:
Facebook just announced the unveiling of the Community Accelerator programme in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. The 6-month scheme offers training, mentorship and funding for community expansion and about USD 3 million will be awarded to eighty programme participants worldwide.
Chosen community leaders will rub minds with experts, coaches and a customised curriculum for the creation of a plan that will aid the expansion of their communities. They will spend the next 3 months executing their plans with proper funding and support from their networks.
Last year, the Facebook Community Leadership Programme offered training, funding and support to 115 community leaders, affecting more than 1.9 million people via online community support. The 12 community leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa revealed that their projects impacted over eighty thousand lives positively.