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Young Aurora 2021 is Underway!

7 May 2021

We are delighted to share that 2021 Young Aurora is now underway with 17 project teams from across the UWC schools and the African Leadership Academy having announced their participation - ready to submit their project proposals in June. 

You can read the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative press release announcing the news here.

Young Aurora is the annual initiative presented by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in partnership with the United World Colleges (UWC), Scholae Mundi and Teach For All. Each year, it provides student teams from the participating campuses with the opportunity to enter a project proposal that aims to tackle a humanitarian issue affecting a community in the schools’ vicinity. All proposals are evaluated according to their level of creativity, sustainability, quality of research and potential for impact. Three projects will then be chosen to present their ideas and plans – via online presentations for the second year running – to a panel of highly accomplished humanitarians, entrepreneurs and world leaders in October for the chance to win a $4,000 grant towards the further development of their project. All participating teams also receive personalized feedback and support to refine and further develop their project plans. 

In a year that remains volatile, with varying COVID-19 restrictions continuing to affect the participating school campuses, it is particularly inspiring to see so many schools and their students excited to take part in Young Aurora and put their passion for change into action. We look forward to seeing what projects they will put forward this year!