Global Immersion program for Youth Change-Makers. Build things that matter!
A Global Immersion Program for Youth Change Makers!
SDG School is a 2-weeks experiential program that brings together an interdisciplinary & multi cultural group together to work on problems aligned to the UN – Sustainable Development Goals and take ownership of community led action!
Designed to create an avenue for international exchange virtually for young change makers and most importantly offer a safe space for to start working towards the pressing problems of the world!
With over 1000 alumni now in 40 countries the program has a rich pool of interdisciplinary individuals that have joined to learn social impact over the years.
We have hosted the program in Mumbai, Paris and since 2020 we have been creating the experience online so that you can stay home and still get access to the varied community of mentors and peers from across the globe!
SDG school is open for all the youth, but does not have an upper limit. As age is just a number 🙂
The United Nations, for statistical purposes, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by Member States.
The program is ideal for anyone who wants to start their sustainability journey and learn how to create a positive social impact.
As 2021 marks the beginning of the The Decade of Action, it calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges — ranging from poverty and gender to climate change, inequality and closing the finance gap. We invite you to join our pledge of igniting 100 SDG based actionable projects as part of the program. We all need to act now and act together!
During these 2 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project.
Action Platform to start working on Sustainability & Climate Action with a global network of mentors and peers
A tangible solution prototype for a specific user group along with your interdisciplinary team
Mentorship, Skill Building, Problem Statements, Cultural context to problem solving, deep dive into design thinking, frugal innovation, rapid prototyping and a certificate of completion from UNESCO & Maker’s Asylum
Live Experiential Online
2.30 PM – 6.30 PM IST/ 10 AM – 2 PM CET
June 20 – July 1st 2022 (Monday – Friday)
Early deadline – 30th April 2022
Late deadline – 4th June 2022
Experience of Alumni of Maker’s Asylum
At Maker’s Asylum I found the freedom to make and break while learning from an amazing community
Human Centered Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am very grateful for having Maker’s Asylum in my life. When I left school I didn’t really know what to do but whenever I went to the Asylum it was like nothing else mattered, I got so many opportunities and got to learn so much from different people. Me being the youngest technically I wasn’t allowed to use the tools in other places but at the Asylum I could do anything I wanted. I will always be really grateful to everyone cause it really changed my life to say the least.
Technology Entrepreneur & Home Schooler
Surrounded by so many talented and creative entrepreneurs, I was inspired to turn an idea into a product. This led to the birth of our prototype mobile app, Bougebeta. As I worked alongside various people from different backgrounds, I realised that hard work and passion are enough to change the world
High School Graduate, Dhirubhai Ambani International School Mumbai
I am what I am because of my time in Maker’s Asylum. I am a product designer and a product of Maker’s Asylum.
Industrial Designer, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Makers Asylum provides an environment that fosters innovation, inspiration, and impact. This has helped me create a product for sewage workers, from scratch, and work towards my first patent.
Engineering, Columbia University
Since 2014, Maker’s Asylum (MA) has always been my go-to place to do fun activities, learn about impactful tools and technologies, acquire new skills, create cool innovations, meet interesting people, and collectively contribute to addressing some pressing problems in our societies.
The fantastic team leading MA has always been inspiring and encouraging.Getting involved in their regular events and, participating in their flagship workshops has been very beneficial for my professional career too as a biotechnologist. It helped me develop a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary social innovation ecosystem, and served as a hub to meet like-minded people who were interested to support my work (then at REDX WeSchool) and professional aspirations (to study and pursue a career in interdisciplinary life sciences in France).I cherish my association with MA so far, and I urge everyone to join and support such a unique, inclusive place in all their endeavors.
Master’s Synthetic Biology & Life Sciences, CRI Paris
Makers asylum helped me understand a global perspective on sustainability. It was during the DIVE program that I understood the real potential of sustainable design and development and has taken me to where I am today! It also gave me friends for life, and even though we were all together only for a month, it feels like we’ve been friends for years!!
The Sustainable Design School
Program fee is INR 24,950 + 18% GST.
Need based scholarship is available.
Each batch is of 100 people.
June 20 – July 1st (Monday – Friday)
Early deadline – 3oth April 2022
Late deadline – 4th June 2022
The program fee is mandatory. We are committed to maintaining a diverse group and encourage those who have the interest and ability to succeed in the profession, regardless of their financial resources. To support that aim, we are providing financial assistance to need-based applications. If you are not in need of financial assistance, kindly pass this opportunity on to applicants who may need it. Scholarships are limited and highly competitive. In case you do need financial assistance, kindly indicate the same in your application form.
If you want to learn more about the program drop in your details and our team will get back to you.