To promote the culture of Design Thinking and Innovation, UNICEF's Office of Innovation, YuWaah and Inqui-Lab Foundation developed Unisolve: a blended learning portal for Innovation and Problem Solving based on the UPSHIFT curriculum. Implemented in 4 Indian states, Maldives and Bhutan, this has enabled us to reach more than 250,000 students.
In collaboration with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), Govt. of Telangana, we conduct an annual School Innovation Challenge. The objective of the School Innovation Challenge (SIC) is to inspire students to solve problems by using a simplified design thinking process as a method to innovate. Each participating team undergoes an online, hands-on animated course on problem-solving via mobile followed by a call for submission of ideas. 25 best ideas are selected for in-person prototyping of the solutions and boot camps.
Witnessing excellent participation from teachers and students in the past two years, the current edition of School Innovation Challenge is now underway