Zero Poverty Challenge

Global Challenge #1 – No Poverty

“Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, but an act of justice,”

Background

The global poverty rate being halved since 2000, and despite the trend leading downwards since it seems to be flattening out since 2016. Together, we can challenge poverty, and the economic systems that bread it. Regardless of the world being more prosperous than ever before, inequality and wage disparity is at an all time high. Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity but an act of justice.

Global Poverty Statistics

  • 10% of the global population still lives earning less than $1.90 a day, the international poverty line. In the least developed countries, 38% of the population are living below this poverty line.
  • Still today nearly half the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands each and every day.
  • Solving this challenge is crucial to unlocking enormous amount of human potential, and giving everyone in the world a chance to live a rich, fulfilling life. Prepr is an open education, not for profit organization dedicated to providing the tools, support and guidance to inspire change makers around the world to think globally and take on big challenges.
  • Education and social systems are an important piece in tackling this issue. A UNESCO study shows that 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty – a 12% drop in global poverty
  • If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, and world poverty would be cut in half if all adults completed secondary school.
  • It is also found that for every extra year of education, an individual’s earnings can increase by up to 10%, and every extra year of schooling increases the countries GDP by .37%.
  • As of 2018, one out of five adolescents, children, and youth globally are not in any types of school or education program.
  • In almost half of the worlds countries, less than one in two youth complete secondary school. Out of school students in upper-secondary schools is higher than lower level school.
  • This is due to students leaving school early in order to work and earn an income. For example, 57% of adolescents in Sub Saharan Africa are not in an upper-secondary education, and 49% in Southern Asia.

There is a strong correlation between out of school youth and the income of the country. The lowest income countries also have the highest percentage of out-of-school youth. Furthermore, it is estimated that 56% of primary school students did not reach the minimum proficiency level in reading. Less than one in five countries guarantee 12 years of free and compulsory schooling.

Global Challenge

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds that every child and adult is entitled to an education, so why is there still such disparity?

As said in UNESCO education report “The equation is simple: education is the most basic insurance against poverty. Education represents opportunity. At all ages, it empowers people with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to shape a better future.”

 

The Poverty Challenge

Along with UNESCO, Global Partners for Education among many others, Prepr is dedicated to inspiring, educating and connecting students, entrepreneurs, change makers and visioneers to solve global challenges. Using our PIE kit, we outline a strategy for users to come together to solve a common goal. Help change the world, get started with Prepr and PIE today.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

co-Learn the PIE method and build a team, choose a challenge that you’re passionate about and apply PIE to co-Solve and co-Create projects with impact. Build your portfolio and tap into your infinite learning potential.

REQUIREMENTS
WHAT YOU WILL GET

– Receive a Prepr Certificate in Problem Solving with PIE

– Compete to win first, second and third place trophy and bragging rights

– Build your professional portfolio

– Win prizes, giveaways and more…

DEADLINE

May 1, 2019

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1 OUT OF 24

POVERTY CHALLENGE

Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential.Learn More


2 OUT OF 24

HUNGERCHALLENGE

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.Learn More


3 OUT OF 24

HEALTH CHALLENGE

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.Learn More


4 OUT OF 24

EDUCATION CHALLENGE

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.Learn More


5 OUT OF 24

GENDER CHALLENGE

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.Learn More


6 OUT OF 24

WATER CHALLENGE

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.Learn More


7 OUT OF 24

ENERGY CHALLENGE

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.Learn More


8 OUT OF 24

WORK CHALLENGE

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.Learn More


9 OUT OF 24

INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.Learn More


10 OUT OF 24

DIVERSITY CHALLENGE

Reduce inequality within and among countries.Learn More


11 OUT OF 24

SUSTAINABLE CITIES CHALLENGE

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.Learn More


12 OUT OF 24

CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION CHALLENGE

Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.Learn More


13 OUT OF 24

CLIMATE CHALLENGE CHALLENGE

Take urgent impact to combat climate change and its impacts.Learn More


14 OUT OF 24

OCEAN CHALLENGE

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable deveolpment.Learn More


15 OUT OF 24

LAND CHALLENGE

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity lost.Learn More


16 OUT OF 24

PEACE CHALLENGE

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Learn More


17 OUT OF 24

PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGE

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Learn More


18 OUT OF 24

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGE

The increase in all forms of artificial intelligence is having a significant impact on society and is continuously changing the way we live, work and interact. Learn More


19 OUT OF 24

BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Blockchain technology is changing the landscape of traditional financial services. Whether its through logistics, cryptocurrency or encrypted communication, blockchain is here to stay. Learn More


20 OUT OF 24

SMARTCITY CHALLENGE

How should technology based solutions should be used within urban planning for the future prosperity of a city. Learn More


21 OUT OF 24

CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE

With a majority of our personal and financial information living in accessible portals online, cybersecurity is more crucial than ever. By 2020 it is estimated that over 1.5 billion people will be affected by some sort of data breach. Learn More


22 OUT OF 24

ADTECH-MARTECH CHALLENGE

Advertising and Marketing technology are changing the way that businesses and organization handle their marketing and public relations. Learn More


23 OUT OF 24

FINTECH CHALLENGE

Global investment in Financial Technologies have more than tripled in recent years, signifying that a digital revolution has arrived in the financial services sector. Learn More


24 OUT OF 24

AR-VR CHALLENGE

Market growth within Augmented and Virtual reality show that the market is expected to reach over $2.8 billion by 2023. Learn More