Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4 (sh.5 million grant)

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Deloitte has teamed up with One Young World to support Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4. Entrepreneurs are invited to take part for a chance at grant funding.

Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4 will support solutions that are scalable and utilize innovative approaches to address root causes of problems. The solutions must also recognize existing efforts, over the same, and collaborate with others to accelerate impact.

If you’re too lazy to look, SDG 4 is about ensuring quality education for everyone. Since our world is changing and the nature of work is changing with it, we will need to rethink skills. This is if we want to retain the prominence of education as a tool of equal opportunity.

Which is why Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4 has been launched. You need to apply if your solution is working to improve the quality of, or access to education and skills training.

Deloitte SDG 4

How? You could be doing so by creating skills development or lifelong learning opportunities, for young people to prepare for the future workplace. This includes areas where there are talent shortages.

Also, you could be accelerating entrepreneurship or new types of employment. The latter bypasses traditional barriers to entry in employment. This will develop a generation of job creators and help those who might otherwise have been left behind by a rapidly changing world.

Before you read the benefits of Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4, I figure you want to see if you’re eligible. Having read this far, of course.

Eligibility
  • Your solution must be aligned with SDG 4
  • Your project must be based where Deloitte has a presence (like in Kenya, yay!)
  • Founder should be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • Solution should be well-structured: this means time horizon, key stakeholders, beneficiaries and proposed outcomes must be clear
  • Solution should either be in or past the implementation stage
  • Positive social impact should either be measured or measurable
  • Solution should be able to achieve efficiency and survive on own resources, which includes investments and donations

This challenge will reward a sh.5.05 million ($50k) grant. There will also be 12 months of mentorship. Both from Deloitte. The mentorship will teach about aspects like business strategy, product design and more.

Deadline for application is 5th January, 2019. You want to start today? You want to learn more about Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4? Check out the Official Webpage.

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