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TCS’ goIT Monthly Challenge for June Invites Students Aged 6-17 To Reduce Poverty Through Innovation

TCS’ goIT Monthly Challenge for June Invites Students Aged 6-17 To Reduce Poverty Through Innovation

Published 06-05-24

Submitted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

For the first time in decades, the world’s population is facing increases in the number of people living in extreme poverty, rather than annual decreases which had, according to a major global report, become the norm over several decades. The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2023, published by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme, reports that more than 1 billion people globally are currently experiencing poverty, with over half (566 million) being children under age 18.The United Nations projects that the global goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 will not be achieved in time and that almost 600 million people will still be living in extreme poverty.

Hoping to inspire innovation that can effect change in response to this urgent issue, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and partner Unbound Latin America invite students aged 6-17 to participate in the goIT Monthly Challenge for June. Participants are encouraged to explore the challenges, implications and causes of poverty and to create a digital innovation concept that addresses the concern. Concepts that have the potential to reduce poverty by promoting conditions like equity, access, and improved quality of life can be submitted to TCS by June 30th for the chance to win.

This initiative is part of TCS' ongoing commitment to leveraging technology for social good. It is intended to help young people gain skills and confidence by tackling some of the world's most pressing issues through innovation and digital solutions.

TCS urges students, educators, and institutions to join them by taking part in the June goIT Monthly Challenge, and help to create a world where we can all thrive, together.

Learn more about how to enter the June goIT Monthly Challenge at:

About TCS’ goIT Digital Innovation and Career Readiness Program 
TCS’s Go Innovate Together program (goIT) is TCS’ flagship STEM education program. Focusing on digital innovation and career readiness, goIT engages students from diverse backgrounds with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects and computer science, design thinking and digital innovation. The program offers an industry-developed, customizable curriculum that teaches students the 21st century skills necessary for a career in technology. Lessons cover topics including design thinking, rapid prototyping, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more.

Since the launch of the goIT Monthly Challenge in 2020, thousands of students across the globe have used key principles from goIT to design tech-based solutions and submit pitch videos based on a Monthly Challenge theme. Each month, TCS co-hosts the event with a Sustainable Development Goal ambassador, globally minded nonprofit or a TCS client. The Challenge has engaged a growing number of teachers and students every month, exploring topics ranging from gender equality and systemic racism to protecting life under water.

Visit the goIT Monthly Challenge competition website to learn how to enter — or get your students involved — with this or upcoming challenges:

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 56 years. Its consulting-led, cognitive powered, portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

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