Re-Educate Education, with Digital Drawing Room and UCT Upstarts

DID YOU KNOW:

In South Africa, out of a group of 100 grade 1 pupils, only 40 will reach grade 12. Of those, only 28 will pass matric and 4 will enter university - of the 4 students that make it to university, only 1 will graduate and receive a degree.

In a country as diverse as South Africa, the education system offers many unique challenges. In many ways, the powers that be have failed to implement sustainable measures to optimize the education that every child receives.

Education in South Africa remains a constant struggle between the haves and the have-nots and drastic changes need to be made to ensure that the next generation of South Africans are well-educated and set-up to take our beautiful country forward.

This year, the UCT Upstarts program is tackling the education system head-on. Their theme for 2016 is: Re-Educate Education and after seeing some of the awesome start-ups that they produced last year, we could not resist getting involved again.

This year, we are sponsoring a website and branding design package, valued at R25 000, to one of the projects that we see the most value in. Digital Drawing Room will assess each project and determine who deserves our help the most, by looking at the following:

  • Their chances of making business success out of their project.
  • The impact of change that the project will have on our education system.
  • The impact that a website could have on the success of the project.
On Thursday 8 September 2016, all the projects will pitch their ideas live at the UCT Upstarts Idea Auction – this is where we will determine our winner. Additionally, the start-ups will look to impress various role-players in the room who will offer assistance and funding to the projects that they believe in.



Last year there were some very exciting start-ups who have already gone on to find various forms of success - we believe that this year, we'll be even more impressed.

For more information about the UCT Upstarts program, the Ideas Auction and the projects, go to their website on uctupstarts.uct.ac.za


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