At school or college? Have an idea to change the world?
ITU Telecom World 2011 brings together thousands of influential delegates from the telecommunications and technology industries to discuss what steps need to be taken to get more of the world connected. And they need your help!
We are inviting 10,000 global school children (8-18) to design the innovations that could make a real difference to their world. Sign up your school or class now, and your students can start influencing thousands of decision-makers in information and technology communications.
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What will your students’ videos, blog posts, photographs and prototypes reveal about their ideas for the future. We want your students to tell us how technology could be harnessed to:
- alleviate poverty and hunger
- improve education for all
- address gender inequality
- make sure everyone has access to health care
- protect our environment
- make disabled people’s lives easier
- close the gap between the developed and developing world
To help you, we’re providing some inspiration on our blog, and will soon open up to your ideas on our teacher wiki.
Your videos, blog posts, photos and descriptions of ideas and prototype solutions will be shown to delegates at the World 2011 event in Geneva, Switzerland on October 25-27.
Kids, get involved: Ask your teacher to register your school or class!
This is YOUR chance to be part of a world-first experiment, to have YOUR voice heard on a global platform, to have YOUR ideas seen by the very people who make the decisions that affect our everyday lives.
How can technology make our world happier, safer and smarter? How can people from different countries work together to make our world more sustainable?
Once you’ve registered to get involved, you can share your ideas and prototypes with each other. Your ideas will also form a significant part of World 2011′s Manifesto for Change, a blueprint for using technology to make a real difference.
This challenge comes to you from the International Telecommunication Union.