Last month, Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change – a global contest now in its third year – asked students to imagine how they would use Microsoft technology and resources to support a cause of their choice to spark change in the world. The appointed judges reviewed thousands of impressive submissions from entrants in more than 100 countries and selected 30 finalists spanning 14 countries around the world.
Meet the 5 Europeans amongst the 30 #YouthSpark Challenge for change finalists, and vote for your favorite change-maker!
Starting today May 7 through May 14, you can vote once a day for the project that inspires you the most.
Learn more about the finalists and their projects below.
Project: Code it Like a Girl: coding workshops for women that bridge the technological gender gap.
Ialoveni, Republic of Moldova
Project: DigiKidz – A Computer Science Summer Camp for High School Students
Trikala, Thessaly Greece
Project: LINC-A Collaborative Project on Water Shortage in Africa
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Project: Science Kits for Primary Schools
Stanmore, United Kingdom
Project: The Youth Project
These 5 inspiring students from Europe are a part of the 30 finalists from two age groups (13-17 years old and 18-25 years old) who have already won a Surface Pro 3 with Office 365.
Five grand prize winners from each age group will go on to win:
- An amazing, leadership-development trip to Nicaragua learn about creating change
- $2,500 cash to help turn their ideas into a reality
- A Microsoft Windows Phone
- The opportunity to serve as a Microsoft YouthSpark Advocate for the year
Challenge for Change is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, the company-wide commitment to create education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people around the world.
Tags: Creativity, Innovation, Youth, YouthSpark