2015 Challenge

Early Childhood Education

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

Early Childhood Education

The 2015 Hult Prize “President’s Challenge” will be Early Childhood Education in the Urban Slum and beyond, as selected by President Bill Clinton at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. The challenge specifically asks teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address the early childhood education gap in kids 0-6 years old.

Official Challenge Document
Winner

IMPCT

National Chengchi University

Team IMPCT’s idea is to find investors who can help improve informal day care centers in urban slums, adding more educational efforts and increasing enrollment. The process will also turn local caregivers into small-business owners who operate as a franchise. To gather capital to construct these centers, IMPCT is developing a Web platform, Playcares, that will introduce potential investors to the caregivers and the communities they serve. On average, each project will take $8,000 to get off the ground.

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Finalists
Boston

SOMOS
ESADE

SOMOS is empowering parents in urban slums, through the media they enjoy, to build brighter futures for their children.

San Francisco

TEMBO
University of Tampa

Empowering slum communities through home and sms based curriculum.

London

LIBROMAT
Oxford University

Libromat Hubs are community centres where caregivers share books with their children while their laundry is done.

Dubai

ATOLLO
University of Toronto

Talking Stickers mobilizes millions of parents to close children’s Word Gap.

Shanghai

TELESTORY
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

Regular digitally recorded lessons delivered tomobile phones.

Online

IMPCT
National Chengchi University

A full-stack solution to the problem of accessible and affordable early childhood education in urban slums.

Past challenges