Five Young Leaders Announced as Winners of 2018 One Young World SVC

The Hague, Netherlands, October 20, 2018 – Four teams founded by a total of five undergraduate social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Teams gathered at One Young World’s summit to compete at the Resolution Social Venture Challenge for a fellowship that includes seed funding, mentorship, and access to a network of young global changemakers to pursue impactful projects in their communities. A collaboration between One Young World and The Resolution Project, the Resolution Social Venture Challenge provides a pathway to action for socially responsible young leaders who want to create change that matters.

Winners were welcomed to the organization by Resolution Fellow Veaceslav Cretu, who had been chosen to speak in One Young World’s session entitled, “Will the Internet Achieve Quality in Education?” Veaceslav’s venture, DigiKidz, has been bringing computer literacy programs to underprivileged students in Moldova since 2016.

Winning projects address a range of challenges participants have observed first-hand in their communities, including needs for clean water, emergency medical transportation vehicles, and quality prosthetics. 

Countless MovesNairobi, KenyaEric NehemiahCountless Moves will create a program to build life skills and enhance cultural expression through dance in girls and young women in the Mathare slums of Kenya. Hydroquo+Dhaka, BangladeshMd Zahin Rohan RazeenHydroquo+ will collect data from water pipes to create AI and machine learning algorithms to efficiently treat non-potable water in Bangladesh’s poverty-stricken residential areas. Penta InnovationBangkok, ThailandShogun MahadumrongkulPenta Innovation will increase the accessibility of quality prosthetics and decrease the health complications of Vietnam and Thailand’s amputee populations with the design of a high-quality, low-cost ankle joint. TukAidThe Hague, NetherlandsJamie Boon & Edwin de WitTukAid will design a conversion kit that can transform an average TukTuk into an emergency medical care vehicle.