The Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation is an international fellowship program that supports the most promising social change projects created by TakingITGlobal's network of youth leaders. In January 2011, the partnership between TakingITGlobal and Pearson Foundation evolved to recognize and support youth-developed projects created as a component of TakingITGlobal's innovative Sprout online learning experience.
TakingITGlobal has built an award-winning online community of youth who are working for change by addressing issues of economic opportunity, education, health, human rights, access to technology and the environment. This "social network for social good," has over 425,000 members from literally every nation on earth. Through these members and their projects, TakingITGlobal reaches millions of young people worldwide every year. http://www.tigweb.org/
The Pearson Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. The Foundation collaborates with leading businesses, nonprofits, and education experts to share good practice; foster innovation; and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe. More information on the Pearson Foundation can be found at www.pearsonfoundation.org.
The Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation will be awarded to young people with the most promising and well-prepared plans for community projects developed during the Sprout E-course. For our 2012 Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation cycle, we will be selecting up to 20 deserving Fellows to receive a seed grant of $1,000 USD each.
The program offers:
You are eligible to apply for the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation if you are:
In order to apply for the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation, you must submit:
Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications for 2012 Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation are now closed.
It’s not a secret that we are looking for the best and brightest among the Sprout Community to become part of our Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation. We want you to know what we are looking for. Here’s how to be a successful applicant and land yourself a Fellowship.
The selection of Fellows depends on the criteria below. Do you have what it takes to be a Pearson Fellow?
Pearson Fellows are:
Adama Diop, Pellital Microfinance Institution (Senegal)
Alison Burkett, Write to Remember 1994 (Rwanda/Canada)
Brian Magwaro, Nyalenda Community Library and Resource Center (Kenya)
Chijioke Okonkwo, Youth Can (Nigeria)
Daniel Um, Video for Life (Philippines)
Jin Yun Soo, Green Brunei Photography Talk (Brunei)
Julian O'Shea, Regioneering Road Show (Australia)
Rachana Shrestha, Talk Sexuality (Nepal)
Sartaj Anand, The Share Network (India)
Sia Komba, GET IT (Sierra Leone)
Surya Gaire, Healthy Hands (Nepal)
Tinashe Mafukidze, ImmigrantYouth.org (Canada)
Tukeni Obasi, Youth Consortium for Progress (The Gambia)
Varun Kashyap, Suvidha Bazaar (India)
In January 2011, 12 young social innovators and numerous leading experts in entrepreneurship, social innovation and philanthropy came together in an online community to work relentlessly toward launching change-initiatives that take root in their communities.Through four months of peer learning, pitch training, business consulting, marketing tools and mentoring, 12 Pearson Fellows transformed the projects developed in the Sprout E-course from the planning stage to reality.
Valens Ntamushobora, Let Us Stay Alive (Rwanda)
Pankaj Shanker Jethwani, Maid in India (India)
Ujala Shanker, Stitches (India)
Sarah Khalid, Young Suburban Growers Program (Canada)
Fai Cedric Yengo, Leaders of Tomorrow International (Cameroon)
Tahirah Stanley, Theatre for Peace (Canada)
Ronald Mukanya, Peer Support Training (South Africa)
Edna Akullq, Self Help Foundation (Uganda)
Philip Bundi Kabiru, Togetherness (Kenya)
Niwa Rahmad Dwitama, Students for Tomorrow (Indonesia)
Natasha Sahijwala, Green Machine (India)
Richard Seshie, Vivus Renewables (Ghana)