Empowering Change: Route 360 Solutions Initiative Wins 2023 MCF SEF Accelerator Award

Route 360 Solutions Initiative has emerged as one of the winners of the 2023 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF SEF) at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Kigali, Rwanda. Launched in 2018 by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP), MCF SEF is designed to support Mastercard Foundation (MCF) scholars and alumni in developing their social enterprises, and it is implemented by MCFSP university partners, each designing MCF SEF with its own unique feature. 

Shortlisted as one of the 23 finalists in September 2023, Route 360 Solutions Initiative won in the MCF SEF accelerator category. Our Founder and CEO, Joseph Turay, represented us on the final virtual pitching day of the competition. Our Brick and Paver Engineer, Amza Turay, and our Business Development Representative, Mohamed K. Conteh, were also present during the event. 

We appreciate the MCF Team at ALU and the ALU Entrepreneurship Team for creating the platform to demonstrate our capabilities in addressing pressing issues in our country and continent, and we are excited to have received funding from the program. We plan to use the fund to improve our operations, production capacity, manpower, marketing, and product development, among other areas.