The Coca-Cola Company announced the 2015 winners of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge – a competition exclusively for members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community – last week at the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Global Shapers are young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who are organized into a network of more than 400 city-based hubs. The competition challenges Global Shapers to launch projects that address the world’s most challenging issues, with the opportunity to win seed money to expand their initiatives.
This year’s Grand Prize Winner from Kathmandu, Nepal, will receive a $20,000 grant for its “Nepal Earthquake Relief Project.”
In the aftermath of the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the rural area of Sindhupalchowk was left with only one functioning health post to serve an estimated 40,000 villagers in the region. The Global Shapers took swift action in organizing a collaborative earthquake relief effort to rebuild this important community resource. With their acceleration funding from Coca-Cola, the Sindhupalchowk Health Post will become the first fully operational health post in post-earthquake Nepal. Furthermore, they will install new medical equipment, train additional medical personnel, and implement clean water and sanitation community education programs in the region.
Coca-Cola also awarded $10,000 grants for four additional projects. Learn more.