One Young World Lead2030 Challenge

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Education serves as the cornerstone of sustainable development, empowering and elevating individuals, nations, and societies. Despite its transformative potential, millions worldwide face impediments hindering them from realizing their full potential. Investing in education and skills emerges as the solution—a foundational bedrock fostering opportunity, progress, and the creation of better futures for all.

Our future, embodied by innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders, will necessitate new skills to confront the challenges of tomorrow. Unfortunately, as of today, 800 million youths are poised to lack even the basic skills essential for workforce success by 2030. Although educational inequality was a prevailing global challenge pre-dating COVID, the pandemic has further widened the learning gap.

At Deloitte, we are steadfast in our commitment to expanding opportunities for 100 million people by 2030, achieved through developing job skills, enhancing educational outcomes, and providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups globally. In alignment with this ambition, Deloitte proudly supports the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 for the fifth consecutive year. Through collaborative efforts, we aim to expedite innovative youth-led solutions that ensure inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.


The winning solution will receive:

  • Support attending the One Young World Summit 2024,
  • A grant of US$50,000 from Deloitte,
  • A 12-month mentorship from a team of Deloitte professionals and partners. The mentorship team will aim to expedite the development of your solution by addressing the specific needs of your initiative or organization, including areas such as:
  • Business strategy
  • Best practices for data collection
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Product design


  • Aligned: Demonstrably aligned with the SDG4 challenge. Refer to ‘About’. Youth-led: initiated by an individual aged 18–30.
  • Focused: a clear and well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are rational and well-conceived.
  • Proven: Solution is currently available and undergoing piloting, implementation, or scaling.
  • Impactful: Solutions must demonstrate a positive social impact, such as generating educational outcomes, employment opportunities, or developing skills.
  • Measurable: The impact of the solution on society must be adequately measured and/or measurable.
  • Financially viable: Capable of achieving efficiency and sustaining independence through the resources generated and/or investments and donations attracted.
  • Scalable: Exhibits potential for growing impact after expanding in scope or size and/or into other regions.

Selection Process:


  • 1 March 2024: Closure of applications.
  • 1 April 2024: Confirmation of shortlisted candidates and invitation to interview.
  • Mid-April 2024: Candidate interviews.
  • 15 April 2024: Confirmation of challenge winners.

Method of Application:

Click Here to Apply

For More Information,

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024.

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