PHE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 | Mondragon Team Acadamy teams up with companies, foundations and NGOs to mobilize young people against Coronavirus

Mondragon Team Academy, an organization made by students and team-entrepreneurs communities born in 2007 within the Faculty of Business Studies of EURASHE’s member Mondragon University, has teamed up with other entities promoting social innovation to launch Creating for Humanity, a platform which aims to encourage a mass mobilization of young people in search of effective and rapid solutions to the Coronavirus crisis.

The platform unifies the three types of active calls in support of young innovators (Ideas, Solutions and Start-ups) with the common motto of #YouthInCharge, because it is time for young people to lead as a team the solutions that society needs.

Ideas in Action (#IdeasForHumanity)
 
Aimed at innovators between 9 and 18 years old, it aims to centralize the proposals of groups of students, schools or families that work together to face challenges in their environment.
Part of this group are the calls promoted by Ashoka and Danone (Feeding the Change), Ashoka and Fundación Telefónica (STEAM Challenge and Radical Curiosity. Fuller Educational Challenge), and Fundación ‘La Caixa’ through Educaixa and IrsiCaixa through the Living Health Lab (Coronavirus Community LAB).
 
Solutions (#SolutionsForHumanity)
 
Call for projects already started by social innovators of legal age, although still in a pilot phase.
Here stands out the example of the Covida app, founded by MTA-LEINN social entrepreneurs, which connects the needs of single or vulnerable people with volunteers willing to help them with their purchases, providing them with the food, medicine or other materials they may need during confinement.
Part of this group are the calls led by Bridge for Billions (The Leap) and Fundación ‘La Caixa’ through EduCaixa and IrsiCaixa with Living Lab de Salud (Coronavirus Community LAB).
 
Start-Ups (# Start-upsForHumanity)
 
Calls for start-ups or small social companies with the potential to grow and multiply the positive effects of their work in the fight against COVID-19.
The two calls for Ship2B (Tech4Health, Tech4Social and DKV Impacta) can be found here.
           
All the information is available at www.creatingforhumanity.org where families, schools, young entrepreneurs and start-ups can join this “massive call to action” for the good of humanity.

More information here.