READY TO SHAPE
Join Open Source Activism: the competition for students, Tomorrow’s leaders,
to tackle societal issues we face Today.
First topic is: “To what extent can businesses help relieve homelessness,
and what would they stand to gain?”
Trial session starts in March. Enter your name and email address to be notified all details.
Open Source Activism is a competition for University students who want to:
- become Tomorrow’s leaders,
- take action on societal issues,
- step up their research skills.
It’s a unique opportunity to help activists move forward with their agendas, and uncover important information which could possibly help them convince lawmakers and care agencies resolve problems in better ways.
We are starting on the topic of Homelessness, and will expand to other social issues such as Gender, Race, Environment (yes, that’s a people issue), Human Rights, and others.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A SIMPLE PROCESS
The month's topic is announced.
Students prepare entries in the time given.
Ten most popular entries make it to the finals.
A panel of invigilators scores the papers.
The winner is announced.
A prize of £200 is paid in BTC.
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
Firstly, if we don’t resolve dysfunctional issues in society, they’ll only get worse with time.
Secondly, Governments, charities, and activists have limited time, intelligence, and resources. Continuously relying on larger organisations to produce research and insights leaves outputs susceptible to their biases.
Lastly, sharing knowledge is the only way to cure ignorance. It’s also the best way to inspire brilliance.
COMPETITION TOPIC FOR MARCH
“To what extent can businesses help relieve homelessness, and what would they stand to gain?” 1400 words/7min read Deadline: Midnight 15th April 2018
WHY AM I FIT TO RUN IT?
I’m Papakow Baiden, a homelessness activist and sustainability specialist from the UK. I’m also CEO of a social enterprise called Tomorrow Today. We strive to solve Tomorrow’s issues Today, Together. Tomorrow Today was created with the mission of resolving structural causes of homelessness through Information, Collaboration, and Law. But the vision is a bit bigger than that. We will play our part in the journey of homelessness. Then we will start on the next pressing issue in society. Then the next one. Then the next one…
WHO’S SPONSORING US?
Leaders Against Poverty, the UK team behind CEO Sleepout, are an organisation dedicated to mobilising business leaders to take the issue of poverty seriously and do something about it. They believed in Open Source Activism from day 1, and sponsored us to make it possible. They understand the potential of engaging leaders of tomorrow, and see the importance of our work, and the effort for a better society.