The Resolution Project is thrilled to welcome thirty-six new Social Venture Challenge Winners, working on sixteen social ventures to the community. Following a period of onboarding, all sixteen teams will be awarded seed funding, paired with two professional mentors, and welcomed into our global community of changemakers—580 Fellows and counting!
During the first three months of 2021, Resolution hosted four Social Venture Challenges (SVCs) to identify young people around the world with the most promising and innovative ideas for positive change. All competitions were hosted virtually and featured over 75 competitors pitching ideas to over 40 Resolution judges.
The competitions included African Regional, Harvard National MUN, WorldMUN, and Latin American Regional SVCs. The African and Latin American SVCs were the first regional competitions we have hosted focusing on a specific geographical area.
Learn more about the new teams below.
African Regional SVC
Caring for Girls – Sinnah Lamin and Alice Koroma
The Caring for Girls project is on a mission to break the silence, raise awareness, and change negative social norms surrounding Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM ) in Sierra Leone and the continent at large! They are beginning with a school program and will expand into the manufacturing of reusable pads.
Adolescent sexual reproductive health awareness in Rwanda – Clarisse Mutuyimana, Denyse Mukunduhirwe, Modeste Niyimbeshejeho
Adolescent sexual reproductive health awareness in Rwanda, led by three nursing school students, will address reproductive health and teenage pregnancy through a school-based mentorship, and a community-based approach.
Chaptr Bootcamps Africa – Cyril Chege, Jesse Karanja, Kiinga Kiioi,
Chaptr Bootcamps Africa is a virtual bootcamp that will lift young Africans up by teaching them technology skills in Data Science, Web Development, and Blockchain Development. Their programs are practice-based where students learn by building real-world solutions in an environment that reflects the work culture of modern tech companies to help students find real jobs in their field. Chaptr uses an Income Share model to make it possible for low-income students to participate.
Faa Medah – Maeva Che
Faa Medah aims to empower and prepare young university graduates by organizing mentorship sessions and training where they will have the opportunity to meet professionals in their chosen fields, work on career development skills like resume writing, and have space to work on their own personal professional projects.
Force aux Femmes – Kopo Keaikitse, Tamar Latsabidze
Force aux Femmes is a Community Impact Project started at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany that aspires to empower refugee women in the community by providing them with civic, language, and cultural education to help them learn how to navigate their new homes and communities.
Kuroiler Chicken Farm Uganda – Anita Anjiambo, Hilary Kibibi, Ritah Masiga
This venture, an agribusiness, is focused on empowering women who dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy by providing them access to and training for the raising and selling of Kuroiler Chickens, as well as a leadership and financial literacy training.
Zari3TECH – Housam Kak, Batoul Noureddine, Hiba Shahbar
Zari3TECH aims to address the waste crisis impacting Lebanon by encouraging home farming and in-home organic waste collection through community education programs and providing access to waste management resources—most notably community compost bins.
Harvard National Model United Nations SVC
Espacio EDUCA – Federico Pérez, & David Delgado Weber
Espacio EDUCA looks to create a technology laboratory in a low-income neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, accessible to kids of that community, with the purpose of teaching them twenty-first-century skills that require access to computers such as programming, data science, and soft skills so they are ready for the job market of the future.
Golden Foundation – Sandré Rhoden, & Sydney St. Clair-Douglas
This project aims to address the educational and technological divide in inner cities and rural communities in Jamaica by providing access to devices and internet so students can access online learning platforms.
Remit – William Llyod
Based in Toronto, Canada, Remit is a money transfer rate comparison tool. By comparing the rates of many different remittance services and directing customers towards the ones offering the lowest rates, Remit will greatly reduce transaction costs for those sending resources to vulnerable communities and increase the funds reaching those communities.
Taulan – Indah Diantiara Marifat
Taulan is an online one-on-one mentoring program connecting female inmates and detained juveniles in Makassar, Indonesia with university students and professionals with the aim of helping them reintegrate into society and reducing recidivism.
World Model United Nations SVC
AnalytIQ – Dhvani Agrawal, Naman Doshi
AnalytIQ aims to educate underprivileged youth in Mumbai, India about financial literacy. The project will provide fun, financial education sessions as workshops and as part of school curriculums.
Project Alphabet – Ishita Gupta, Aneesh Kulkarni
Project Alphabet aims to increase awareness for special education and eliminate the stigma of having a learning disability in India. The social venture will conduct workshops, utilize social media, and create a platform that makes special education more accessible, with a significant focus on children with learning disabilities.
The Second Change Project – Radhika Joshi
The Second Chance Project is a youth-led social initiative to raise awareness about organ donation in India through creative interventions. Starting in Uttarakhand, the project will include awareness sessions at schools and colleges, training workshops for volunteers, street plays, information desks at events, a toolkit, and the use of social media platforms.
Latin America Regional SVC
Fipie – Rolando Pelicot, María Serrano, Dylan Siliezar
San Salvador, El Salvador
Fipie is a volunteer platform in El Salvador matching nonprofits with agents of change (volunteers, companies, and other organizations) enabling them to achieve their impact objectives.
Projeto Ingresso – Elora dos Reis, Maria Eduarda Souza, Yasmim Talissa Reis
This project aims to address the inequalities in the Brazilian education system by launching an online one-on-one mentorship program, matching university students with underprivileged high school students.