Apply Now: $50,000 Grant from One Young World/Deloitte. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 4 – Access to Education & Accelerate Entrepreneurship Skills

Apply Now: $50,000 Grant from One Young World/Deloitte. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 4 – Access to Education & Accelerate Entrepreneurship Skills

Apply Now: $50,000 Grant from One Young World/Deloitte. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 4 – Access to Education & Accelerate Entrepreneurship Skills

Applications are now open to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 for the third year. In line with this ambition, Deloitte is proud to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 for the third year. Working together, we can accelerate innovative youth-led solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all

Education is a cornerstone of sustainable development – it empowers and uplifts individuals, nations, and society. COVID-19 pandemic disrupted students’ education and learning worldwide. Globally, millions of people have been left behind, with an estimated 1.6 billion students being impacted by the pandemic and 24 million children potentially never returning to school. Educational inequality was a global challenge well before COVID, but the pandemic has further widened the learning gap.

At Deloitte, we are committed to expanding opportunities for 100 million people by 2030 by developing job skills, improving educational outcomes, and providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups around the world to realize success.

The challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that;

  • Utilize innovative approaches and technology
  • Address root causes of the issue
  • Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale
  • Recognize existing efforts and collaborate with others to accelerate impact
  • Facilitate opportunities for collective impact, by engaging a wide-range of stakeholders
  • Improve the quality of, or access to, education and skills training that prepares young people to succeed
  • The challenge is open to young people from social enterprises, non-profits, or community organizations
  • Note: projects need to be based where Deloitte has a presence

The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas;

  • Create skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for young people to prepare for the future workforce
  • Accelerate entrepreneurship skills and develop a new generation of job creators
  • Improve access to education and skills opportunities for those that may be left by the rapidly changing global economy
  • Support transition to virtual learning and adoption of technologies to empower learners’ access to education and skills development opportunities

Prize

The winning solution will receive

  • A US$50,000 grant from Deloitte
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of Deloitte professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as
  • Business strategy
  • Best practices for data collection
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Product design

Challenge criteria

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the challenge.
  • Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out
  • Market ready: Product/service already in market or ready to go to market
  • Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills
  • Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable
  • Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract
  • Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions

Timeline

  • 25th July 2021:Applications open
  • 30th August 2021: Applications close
  • 17th September 2021: Shortlisted candidates confirmed
  • 2nd December 2021:Lead2030 Challenge Winner confirmed

Application process begins here

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