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Saturday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:45pm
How might we remove the 'luck' factor (e.g., influence of where one was born, family wealth, etc.) in receiving proper education?

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Most of the well educated people acknowledge the role "luck" has played in them receiving proper education. Whether it is being born and raised in a developed country with a proper educational system or growing up with wealthy parents who invested in their children's education or others. However, other individuals born in less some developing countries which do not invest much in education or whose parents did not really have the funds required to educate them in the current expensive educational system were less lucky in that manner. This issue may have hindered a lot of potential brilliant minds in receiving proper education that would have enabled them to contribute to the development of our species, as the saying goes 'maybe the next Einstein or Steve Jobs is somewhere in Africa or Asia or somewhere else not having access to proper education'.

In this challenge, I would like to brainstorm with the attendees on ideas that may dilute this luck factor and allow for proper education being available for everyone. We will follow the Design thinking approach and hope to come up with a project that tackles this issue.


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:35pm - 4:45pm
Accolade East 009 (Area 2)