Call for Applications: CORE Group Pitch Challenge Mentorship Opportunity

At CORE Group’s 2019 REGIONAL Global Health Practitioner Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on 14-16 October, we hosted a Pitch Challenge where the Top 5 Finalists presented innovative solutions addressing a pressing community health problem. During the conference our cross-sector panel of judges selected a Pitch Challenge Winner and Runner-Up.

We are now looking for volunteer mentors from our International Community Health Network to help these teams as they grow their ideas and implement their project plans.

Photo of the DEVIE TeamDEVIE Team Rwanda – WINNER

The DEVIE Team is focused on reducing rates of teenage pregnancy in Rwanda through youth-centered sexual education using comic books and videos. Watch their Pitch and Q&A here. Skip to 12:10!

They are looking for a mentor to help them learn more about: Monitoring and Evaluation; Report Writing; and Talent Recruitment



Photo of Girl PowerGirl Power Kenya – RUNNER-UP

Girl Power is addressing the harmful practice of beading young girls into non-marital sexual relationships among Kenya’s Samburu communities by establishing a girls parliament and promoting dialogue on anti-beading policies with various stakeholders. Watch their Pitch and Q&A here. Skip to 23:18!

They are looking for a mentor to help them learn more about community-centered approaches to addressing cultural issues.


We are looking for 1-2 volunteer mentors for each team for a year-long commitment, dependent on the team’s timeline and workplan deliverables, starting in January 2020. These teams are located in Rwanda and Kenya respectively, but are also flexible for remote mentorship. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the application here. Applications are due Monday, December 16, 2019 COB ET.