The program aims to unleash next generation talent to solve one of the biggest problems that India is facing i.e. lack of jobs and employment especially in rural areas and amongst underserved communities. According to a recent study by OECD, over 30% of youth aged 15-29 in India is not in employment, education or training.
We believe that economic prosperity is only possible when an individual takes the responsibility of finding his/her unique role in making the world a better place. We believe that we can truly make a positive difference in any community by investing in it. We need to support the right people with the right attitude and the ability to execute.
Connect and Change Fellowships aims to build a team of passionate people who want to change communities by creating new employment opportunities for the people or enhancing the employability skills for a better livelihood.
100 Days -------------- 10 Teams -------------- 100 Youth Leaders
Do you have...
IF YES, THEN YOU'RE ELIGIBLE!
- Compassion towards other people
- Deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society
- Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
- Willingness to think differently and chart a new course
- Ability to overcome challenges
- Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness
Connect and Change Social Impact Challenge 2019 is a platform open to students pursuing undergraduate/postgraduate studies from any college in Mumbai.
Connect and Change Fellowships
Encourages young minds to think beyond the horizons and execute their dream project. Following are the steps to convert your dream project into reality.
Stage 1- Dream
"Dream, Dream Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action."
- Dr Abul Kalam
If you have the perseverance and patience to dream big, if you believe you can uplift a village to an unexpected standard, you are at the right platform to start your journey. Pen down your idea, get your cameras ready and
shoot the change you want to see in the world.
We invite teams to submit their ideas with respect to employability and job creation for women and youth in rural areas in this phase in form of:
Short videos (maximum 90 seconds)
Stage 2- Design
The top 20 teams with the most feasible idea will get a chance to attend a two day ideation to Action (i2A) workshop in Mumbai.
Under the supervision of various mentors, the teams will give a final shape to their Ideas.
Stage 3- Develop & Implement
The purpose here is to bridge the gap between ideologies and practicalities. Top 10 teams will get a chance to give their plan a concrete, final shape with expert guidance, the mentors, who are world's leading entrepreneurs and the most influential speakers.
The chosen 10 teams will get to transform thier plan suited best to the circumstances of the particular village. 12 weeks time will be given to the teams to inspect the site, villagers and other various factors affecting the implementation of the plan.
Stage 4- Deliver
A dream turns in to reality when it is acted upon. The 10 teams will get to execute their idea in the selected village with the given resources. This is where the implementation of plan take place. At the end of 13 weeks, a panel of experts will do the impact assessment of each project.
Stage 5-Demonstrate Final Showcase
The top 10 Teams will get a chance to showcase their work in Dreamathon in
Venue - Mumbai
Top 2 teams with most feasible and impactful plan will be announced as
Winners of Connect and Change Social Impact Challenge 2019