We’re excited to have launched the second year of our Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen programme!
As part of Samsung’s mission to defy barriers to help young people from all backgrounds find their purpose in tomorrow’s world, Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen seeks to empower the next generation of innovators, inviting students aged 11-15 to imagine a better world.
This schools-based education programme is a plug-and-play interactive video lesson that takes students through the Design Thinking process - from idea to prototype - in 45 minutes with experts from Tech, Marketing and Product Design, featuring Samsung employees, across the themes of Education, Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Isolation.
Participants can then enter the competition with their written idea and sketches, as individuals or in teams of up to three, for the chance to win fantastic prizes for them, their teacher and their school. Every entrant to the competition receives a digital badge, awarded via Credly, which can be added to their CV, social profiles or used as a certificate. New for this year, teachers can also earn a Design Thinking facilitator badge too.
And for the lucky winners, prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Book for the teacher of the first prize winner(s), a Samsung Galaxy smartphone for the winning student or team, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro for the runners-up, attendance as a VIP guest at a Samsung event for the first prize winners and finally, a Samsung QM49R UHD display screen and one year’s subscription to a Samsung Education Assistant package for the schools of the first prize-winning students.
Commenting on the launch, Sophie Edgerley Harris, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samsung Electronics UK said: “Our 2020 Compassion Nation report told us that 40% of young people in the UK believed their future goals seemed ‘impossible to achieve’. Despite the barriers faced, particularly over the last few years, young people have shown incredible tenacity to continue to drive positive change for themselves and their communities.
Through Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen, we are supporting the next generation of innovators through education. In the UK, our emphasis is particularly on enabling access to the programme - no matter their background or prior qualifications - giving every young person the opportunity to develop their confidence, capabilities and connections and tackle some of society's most challenging issues. We can’t wait to see the amazing ideas submitted by this year’s group of change makers.”
If you know of a school or teacher who might be interested in running the session, please share the link to the resources here.