New & EventAfter the center had been finalized and equipped
The project team created awareness about the upcoming activities in the nearby areas and mobilized 75 applicants interested to join SINA Loketa's first full time "Applied Social Innovation" program. On January 8th the selection of scholars took place at the new site. Applicants went through a day of empowering and fun activities, allowing the Loketa team to assess candidates with an inherent drive to find solutions to existing problems and able to cooperate and work in teams with others. At the end of the day 30 scholars, male and female, refugees and host community, have been selected and started the program on the 14th of January. During mobilization of youth it became apparent, that to reach young woman was harder than expected. During the selection itself only few women came and although the target was to have a 50/50 gender balance, this could not be achieved.