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The 2020 SIX International Summer Schools

The 2020 SIX International Summer Schools

The SIX International Summer Schools are one of the very first programmes under the Global Innovation Academy (GIA), a new initiative powered by SIX, with the objective of growing the next generation leaders in the field of social innovation.

What is it?

1 week-long immersive social innovation learning experience (in either London or Hong Kong) for young people to unleash their potential to be a changemaker in their own context and be part of the global social innovation movement

In light of the global pandemic, we are actively transforming the programme into a virtual version. More information to be shared in due course.

Who is it for?

In each summer school, we are looking for around 20 young people aged 18 - 24 from around the world who are frustrated about the social, environmental, economic challenges they see in the world and are passionate about doing something about it. 

Why join?

Young people will gain skills to navigate complex real-life challenges. They will be equipped with tools that can help drive change in their local context and be linked to an international peer network. 

When will it be?

There will be two summer schools in 2020:

  • July 13 - 17 |  London, United Kingdom
  • August 10 - 15 |  Hong Kong

In light of the global pandemic, we are actively transforming the programme into a virtual version. More information to be shared in due course.

How much to join?

Programme fee is GBP 1500 per person*. 

We are looking for institutions who can support students/young people to join the programme. We will also accept participants who would be able to self-fund the fee. 

*flight/accommodation are not included.

5 Core elements

Partner with us

We are looking for partners to be part of the movement in growing the next generation leaders in the field of social innovation. Contact us for more information!

  • Core partners provide core financial support for the development of the GIA and the Summer School, provide bursaries for young people who might not otherwise be able to join the programme

  • Enabling partners support 2-3 participants from your institution to join the SIX International Summer School

Contact

Find out more information about the GIA and the SIX International Summer Schools, please contact:

Marco Shek

Asia Lead - Partnerships, Capacity Building and Development

marco.shek@socialinnovationexchange.org