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Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

By Wayan Vota on February 15, 2021

FOSS Interns

Open source software projects in the humanitarian aid sector often need programming, technical writing, and graphic design skills to produce high-quality solutions. At the same time, passionate technologists are searching for high-value internships where they can learn new skills and improve global programs.

$6,500 Outreachy Open Source Intern Support

Outreachy is seeking open source humanitarian programs involving climate change, infectious diseases, and mental health that it can support with fully remote FOSS interns. Programs should submit 1-3 intern projects to build scale within the program to effect lasting change.

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Outreachy is also seeking interns that can support software programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, or data science. Interns could be university students, code school graduates, people switching careers, or people coming back to tech after starting a family or other long absence.

Approved communities will receive at least one fully funded FOSS intern. Outreachy will provide $6,500 USD intern sponsorship per intern – $5,500 internship stipend, $500 conference stipend, and $500 accounting fee. Interns can be fully remote from FOSS programs.

Apply Now! Deadline is February 22 for Interns, March 1, 2021 for Organizations

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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5 Comments to “Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects”

  1. Please inform me of grant funding Opportunities, please and thank you.

  2. Edwin.Scott Asemota says:

    Global Coronavirus pandemic has triggerred more disaster on an already weak Health Care Services and System particularly in Africa.

    Flexible access to Health Care Providers due to poor roads and rail infrastructure , insufficient Doctors, Medical Techinicains , Pharmacists , Hospitals and Clinics and other accredited Health Care providers got worsened.
    Mandatory Lock-down paralysed access to appropraite, timely and needed Health care in several cities and regions.
    Therefore Patients Help Point ,Digital-Mobile Phone care Access is strategised to be launched as immedaite “Respond-to-need” plan and will be retained to enable sustainability.
    Manned by trained Medical Staff, Patients Help Point receives incoming calls, analyses the Signs and Symptoms , provide immediate Clinical advice and Treatment Referal to selected Pharmacies and other Theraspeutic Outlet in Patients own local langauges and in English.
    The Project will link-up with Health Care Insurance Providers and unfolds Patients-Health Care Insurance Providers – and Patients Insurance axis.
    Standard of care enabled through timely delivery of appropriate care will upgrade the level of care and Patients satisfcation with the Care offered.

    This respond to need will facilitate univetsal access to appropraite and timely care in selected West African nations, beginning with Ghana and Nigeria.

  3. I really need this support.I am Elphas Shikokoti from Kenya.

  4. L-seanbeatz cloth line says:

    L-seanbeatz is a company with a youthful taste in the contemporary world. It was established in 2019 with the aim of branding products, cloth designing and branding, graphic designing, website designing, installation of network system and applying maintenance to IT systems (both hardware and software). We are currently located in Lilongwe, Malawi. Specifically, in area 2 “Bwalo La Njobvu” opposite Darling shop and alongside the market road.
    The outlook for the future of L-seanbeatz is promising. Developers are creating a K150 million first-class possibility projects. The workshop will be rebuilt as business will start expanding, creating more space for the services to be administered more professionally, making a total of 25 acres. There will be 100,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, whilst employing different kinds of help from the society as a means of reducing unemployment in country. The current diverse services will improve and increase with time as well as the customers’ preferences
    Our mission is to illuminate and elevate domestic skills by satisfying the needs and wants of clients through our designs and brands plus our ICT services in the country thus creating a global village. It is time for Malawi to have its local brand in terms of cloth designing rather than always importing such products from other countries, whilst money is constantly being transferred to other countries from an already poor nation will just intensify the poverty. But if the people would have a local brand and be satisfied by it, then the income will just be circulating within the country thus boosting the economy.
    The firm will be constantly changing its outlook to always keep the customers on track as the world is changing everyday hence peoples view, taste and likes are changing by the minute. So, L-seanbeatz will regularly change labels in the branding and designing section to match the current affairs and even improve a customers desired label specification to exceed the expectations. Plus, frequently getting the updated versions of the branding and graphic materials to continue dazzling the customers.
    The service will be very competitive in terms of labor. We will hire the best people available, training, motivating and encouraging them, and thereby retaining the most competent, competitive and efficient staff possible. Our management team is comprised of individuals whose backgrounds consist of a 5-year experience in graphic designing, product branding, cloth designing, website designing, network system installation and IT systems maintenance. Not forgetting a reliable expertise in management, finance, marketing, art and motion pictures. The total number of employees at the moment is 10, in pursuit of the company extension.
    Most important to us is our financial success and we believe this will be achieved by offering high-quality service and excellent designs with an interesting twist. We have created financial projections based on our experience and knowledge of the area. With a start-up expenditure of K385,000 we can generate K600,000 in sales by the end of year two, and produce good net profits by the end of year three.
    We are seeking a loan guaranty for K2, 000,000 with a 7% interest rate. We are investing K100,000 of our own capital and seeking to raise an additional K800,000 from investors. Our preferred instrument will be five year subordinated notes with an attractive coupon rate of 12% for the first two years and 15% for the remaining three years. At the end of five years the investors’ notes will have matured and original principal plus a 2% premium and the final interest payment will be made. Our investor philosophy is conservative. Since business start-ups are so expected our belief and commitment to our investors will be to pay a generous, predictable rate of return while not strangling our operational cash flow. As our business becomes more established and reliable, our ability to pay an improved return of capital will be evidenced by an increased coupon rate of 15% of original principal. At maturity we feel it proper to retire the notes with a 2% premium to original principal invested.
    How We Are Projecting Income

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