An Enriched IT Class student of Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, was selected as one of the 100 Rise Global Winners (with photos)
An Enriched IT Class student, Jerry Li Ho Ming, of Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, was selected as one of the 100 Rise Global Winners in October 2021.
With his excellent EdTech project, Jerry Li broke through multiple rounds of strict selection of Rise Challenge and became one of the 100 Rise Global Winners. He will have the opportunity to obtain sponsorship from Rise (which is worth about USD500,000 in total), including university and graduate scholarships, mentorship, and funding for deployment of innovative solutions to establish a social enterprise.
The competition he entered is the “Project OpenEdTech” which aims to create a platform for young talent all over the world to develop their skills and interests in the fields of engineering and technology. Open-source hardware, software and tutorials are offered to all learners for them to embark on their journey of innovation exploration and broaden their horizons in the world of technology with great user experience.
About the Competition
Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunities and supports them for life as they work to serve others. An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a USD1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent. The program starts at ages 15 – 17 and offers winners with the access to benefits that last a lifetime including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, and funding, and In order to assist the winners in researching solutions to various pressing problems in the world to create a better future.