These 10 school students from India will present their social innovation projects at UN Headquarters
The 1M1B Future Leaders programme is designed to recognise young people who work at grassroot-level, and demonstrate how their actions are driving fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
1M1B (1 Million for 1 Billion), a not-for-profit organisation through its Future Leaders initiative, has identified 10 high school students from TISB School, Bengaluru, who are involved in fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG's).
These 10 young people will now go to New York to present their projects at various forums, including the 1M1B annual Future Leaders awards on March 19, 2018, at the prestigious Delegate Dining Hall at the UN Headquarters, the venue where global heads of state and top diplomats meet.
These young people underwent a 1M1B 6-month leadership curriculum and came up with social entrepreneurial projects based on global movements such as gender equality, climate change, no poverty by 2030, no huger, and more. The selected 10 students will now be trained by 1M1B on building their social influence to drive collective global action around their projects.1M1B aims to give a global stage to such Future Leaders who will form the next generation of influencers. We take a look at the 10 selected students and their projects:
These students were selected from a batch of 26 students of Class 9 from The International School Bangalore (TISB) where 1M1B initiated their “1M1B Future Leaders” programme. The selected students will travel to New York where their projects will be assessed by judges. The top three will get an opportunity to present to the global body for the 1M1B Future Leaders awards.
The 1M1B Future Leaders programme and awards aims to create a new brand of socially conscious leaders that are connected to their communities. This project-based curriculum focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. The 26 children learned how to design scalable models through a process that emphasises stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.
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