The Markus Geis Fellowship creates the opportunity for young people with African background to get 3-12 months practical experience in organizations and companies in Germany and EU to share their experience and learn from established organizations/companies.
The fellowship focuses on hands-on and practical skill and competencies development to promote self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship. When the young people return home, it is expected that these experiences will help them to create their own businesses and create job opportunities for themselves and others in their communities.
The fellowship also aims to promote legal pathways for young people in Africa to come to Europe and get a European exposure to enhance their learning horizons. It will also add to the strong people to people relations between Africa and Europe and encourage global citizenship.
More detailed information on the program will follow soon. It will include information on ways to apply for the program and the call for participation. The call will be extended both to young people with African backgrounds and organizations/companies in Germany and Europe.