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Shaping a Better Future: Grant competition winners

The Coca-Cola Company started the Shaping a Better Future Grant Competition as a way to kick start change within the Global Shapers Community – accelerating promising Hub Projects, encouraging a bias for action, and taking projects to the next level.  The Shaping a Better Future Grant Competition is a result of votes by Global Shapers for Global Shapers, self-selecting the six finalists that the Community feels best represent great potential for impactful change through scaling efforts.

Now in our second year of the Competition, we reflect on the incredible learning journey we have shared with The Coca-Cola Company.  In 2013, Rome and Nairobi brought home the grand prize for their joint Hub Project, Powering Education, changing the lives of students in Kenya by providing increased access to environmentally safe and healthy solar lamps for studying. 

No doubt, the success of the inaugural year of the Shaping a Better Future Grant Competition set the bar very high.  And, as is no surprise, the 2014 submissions were outstanding.  Certainly, your collective efforts will have a profound impact on the state of the world, and The Coca-Cola Company is proud to be your partner.

Let us congratulate the winners of the 2014 Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Competition! 

The final results are as follows:

Grand Prize Winner of $50k in acceleration funding:

  • Kalpa Vriksha, Chandigarh Hub, India

Five Winners of $10k in acceleration funding:

  • Turning Trash to Treasures, Kumasi Hub, Ghana
  • Politize!, Florianópolis Hub, Brazil
  • I Give a Crap, San Juan Hub, Puerto Rico
  • Feed a Child, Bujumbara Hub, Burundi
  • What do you want to do with your life?, Madrid Hub, Spain

Again, a huge congratulations to the winning Hubs! We can’t wait to see the incredible results of your hard work.