As a generation that has inherited enormous global challenges, young people have an unprecedented opportunity to take an active role in shaping the future.
The Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, is a network of young people in each city driving dialogue, action and change to address the needs of their communities. Founded in 2011, there are now over 10,000 Global Shapers from over 500 cities supporting wide-ranging projects - from responding to disasters and combating poverty to building inclusive communities.
At Bright Network, our mission is to empower young people and connect them with the opportunities, insights and advice to succeed as the workforce of tomorrow. That’s why we’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Global Shapers London Hub III , a part of the Global Shapers Community.
With this new partnership, Bright Network aims to support the Global Shapers London Hub III by sharing volunteering opportunities with our 650,000+ member community. With diversity, inclusivity and equal access to opportunity at our core, we aim to encourage our members to join impactful projects and become representatives in their local communities.
Building on the innovation, energy and diversity of young people, Global Shapers create initiatives in their local communities to drive positive change. Aged between 18 and 27 when they onboard, the Global Shapers create a huge impact across a number of areas.
Ladies in Tech is one such project that has helped to empower young women in the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town. These young people have received tech classes twice a week, as well as classes for job readiness and business development. After completing the programme, many have received scholarships, internships and job offers.
London Hub III opened in 2022 to make a positive mark in London alongside Hubs I and II. They are committed to diversity and want to give young people from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to make an impact and join this diverse global network.
James Uffindell, CEO & Founder of Bright Network said: “The Global Shapers Community is a brilliant initiative and we’re proud to be partnering with London Hub III. Our mission is to give students the best start to their careers and ensure young people from all backgrounds flourish. This partnership allows us to pursue this mission by driving change in communities while unleashing opportunities and potential to thousands of young people.”
Molly Bevan, Founding Curator of London Hub III also commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bright Network! Together, we will empower more young people from all walks of life to become changemakers, have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them and work together to create a better London.”
As an organisation dedicated to supporting students and graduates from all walks of life, we are pleased to partner with London Hub III and look forward to empowering and providing opportunities for the next generation together.