Esperanza has launched ‘Reimagine Education’ as their first initiative in their Reimagine It series. They have been collecting inputs from the community on what 21st century learning should mean and entail.
Esperanza is inviting new learning solutions that can help fulfil the purpose of education, the skills Hong Kong should strengthen, and address the key learning challenges. The solution can be applicable to the different stages of learning, from early childhood to tertiary education, special education, parent education, teacher training and lifelong learning. It can be a product, a service and other learning experience with offline and/or online applications.
Esperanza welcomes applications from two categories of organisations that are registered in Hong Kong:
- non-profits and
- startups (for-profits)
Social enterprises can join either categories depending on whether they are non-profits or for-profits. The solution should at least pass the Proof of Concept and Prototype stage, and is ready to pilot or scale.
Benefits to the Finalists
- 3-month mentorship and matching programme to refine and develop your project/venture
- Exposure through Esperanza’s network and marketing communications platforms
- Free exhibition booth and pitching at the Learning and Teaching Expo (11-13 Dec 2019), an annual signature event for educators in Hong Kong
- Support from Challenge Partners:
- Asian Charity Services will offer the NGO finalists priority access to its capacity building programs, enabling them to be more effective, efficient and sustainable
- The Founder Institute will offer its 2019 Fellowship Programme to a startup finalist of the Challenge, valued at USD749. Check out the programme details from https://fi.co/program
- Microsoft will offer a Surface Go to the best performing NGO and Startup entrants