Deadline: July 30, 2023
Applications for the High School Summit 2023 are now open. The High School Summit is an annual hybrid event that brings together high school students from around Africa, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration they need to become effective changemakers in their communities and beyond. Through interactive workshops, keynote speeches from inspiring thought leaders, and opportunities for networking and collaboration, the summit offers a unique and engaging space for young changemakers to connect, learn, and take action.
The goal in hosting this event is to empower young people to become changemakers in their own right. The organisers believe that young people have the power to drive social change, and by equipping them with the necessary tools and resources, they can help them make a real impact on the world around them. During the High School Summit, attendees will explore various topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as poverty reduction, climate action, and access to education. They will learn about innovative solutions implemented in different parts of the world and have the opportunity to brainstorm their own ideas for making a difference in their communities.
Summit Theme: Student Action for Sustainable Development
- Pitch your changemaking ideas or project live at the summit and gain access to funding of up to $1,000 and opportunities.
- Two-week mentorship program to help you refine your changemaking idea.
- Access to collaborate with other young people across Africa.
- Opportunity to meet and learn from expert changemakers in various fields.
- Learn new skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
- Opportunity to attend the Communities Will Connect Bootcamp.
- Networking opportunities: Interact with mentors, guest speakers, and fellow participants, allowing you to develop your social and professional networks.
- Personal development: Participants will gain self-awareness, confidence, and resilience, enabling them to handle challenges and embrace personal growth opportunities.
- Registered Schools will be given a certificate, and will be showcased on the dedicated platforms of highschoolsummit.com and dgopportunities.org. This invaluable opportunity will significantly bolster their visibility and broaden their reach within the education community. By having their profiles featured on these websites, schools will experience an enhanced online presence, fostering increased recognition and attracting greater interest from students, parents, and educational stakeholders alike. This exposure can pave the way for valuable partnerships, collaborations, and a wider range of opportunities, ultimately benefiting the schools and the educational experiences they offer.
- Open to all high students, young people, teachers, schools and principals in Africa.
- Must be ready to participate and collaborate during the summit.
Event Day & Venue
The High School Summit will occur on August 3 & 4, 2023. The first day is Online via Zoom. The second day is hybrid. The onsitevenue is No. 2 Obohia Road opposite CKC school Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. If you are attending in person, kindly write to the organisers ([email protected]).
- If you are applying on behalf of a school/organization, click here.
- If you are applying as an individual, click here.
For more information, visit High School Summit.