March 6th

Registration closes on February 22

Join this Purpose Challenge and make an impact in the world and in your life!



During the previous week to the Challenge

participants will have access to a series of keynotes that will provide

them with the context and inspiration to create The Future of Education in Southern Africa!



Keynote videos

Active Blended teaching

Using your career to change the world

Bring on the Revolution in Education: Out with Ritalin , In with Creativity.

Strengthening parental involvement in the education of children amidst Covid 19

There is no genius without creativity

Abdication: are you guilty?

Inclusion and Education

 Learning myths that hinder students from becoming future fit, and how we can address this

Devices, Social Media, Gaming and Apps and their impact on education 3.0

Who speaks for them

What is the Future of Education and How to get there?

The future of education 2030 and beyond

Beyond the Classroom- The futue of learning and how to prepare for it


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Why are we doing this?

We are living in one of the most disruptive eras of human history, with the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and many other factors, such as COVID-19, that are disrupting the world as we use to know it.

However, our education systems remain almost the same since centuries ago. So there is a huge urge to creating a new future for education in order to solve many global issues, including:

  • Lack of access to education.

  • Higher education systems are focused on current job's needs, even though we don't even know which will be the jobs of the future.

  • Most education systems are focused on hard skills and knowledge, leaving apart emotions and other soft skills that will determine the future of people's life.

  • Traditional education systems are not adapted to the COVID-19, and we may miss years of proper education in the current young generations.

We do need to re-define what education means, we do need to re-invent our education systems. And we do need to do it ourselves: the people, the doers.

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How we will do it?

Purpose Alliance is a non-for-profit entity focused on empowering extraordinary people to create the future.


One of the main activities of Purpose Alliance is running Purpose Challenges where both individuals and existing startups participate to either generate new ideas or evolve existing solutions in order to make a masive impact in a specific area (in this case, climate change!).

Purpose Challenges have the following phases:

  1. Application: People and startups apply to participate in the challenge. Also, mentors, partners and investors apply to get involved in this amazing process and support the participants to generate and/or evolve their initiatives.  

  2. Training and keynotes: The week before to the Challenge, all participants get a free training on the meta-innovation methodology Purpose Launchpad. Also, there will be a set of inspirational keynotes (given by domain experts) to provide participants with insights and new knowledge on the field.

  3. Challenge day: Individual participants are grouped into teams (if they didn't register as part of team) and work during a 3-hour session in order to generate disruptive ideas to make a masive impact in the area of the Purpose Challenge using the Purpose Launchpad methodology and with the support of certified Launchpad Mentors. Also, startups spend the 3-hour working session analyzing and evolving their current solution with the support of an official Launchpad Mentor.

  4. Launchpad Accelerator: A number of initiatives and startups will be selected to join the Launchpad Accelerator program, where certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors will work with the teams and startups during one more month after the Purpose Challenge in order to evolve their initiatives to maximize the impact. 

  5. Evolution presentations: Teams and startups will present their initiatives and its evolution to the Purpose Alliance community in order to find new purpose-driven doers and investors that are willing to support the further evolution of the initiatives. 

Purpose Launchpad, an open-sourced

methodology to make a massive impact

Purpose Launchpad is focused on generating and evolving early-stage ideas into purpose-driven organizations to make a massive impact.

In order to generate disruptive ideas and/or evolve exiting solutions to tackle this global challenge, we will use the Purpose Launchpad, which is an innovation goal methodology with which people can evolve early-stage ideas into purpose-driven, sustainable, and eventually exponential organizations that will make a massive impact.

Purpose Launchpad includes eight different axes with the areas that innovative initiatives need to properly assess and evolve in order to successfully make a massive impact. These areas are purpose, people, customer, abundance, sustainability, process, product and metrics.

Also, in order to continuously evolve the previously mentioned areas, the Purpose Launchpad meta methodology uses dozens of proven and open innovation frameworks, processes and tools such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile, Exponential Organizations, etc.

Participating in a Purpose Challenge, getting to know (with the free training and the real experience) the Purpose Launchpad methodology and working with a certified mentor is a price itself!

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What will you achive?

Participating in this Purpose Challenge may change the world, and your life!

  • Get to know extraordinary people

  • Training on innovation methodologies

  • Mentoring during and after the Purpose Challenge

  • Receive a blockchain-based diploma of participation

  • Find purpose-driven doers to help with your project

  • Find purpose-driven investors to fund your project

  • Make an impact in the world!

Purpose Challenge

Future of Education in Southern Africa

March 6th, 2021

Process & key dates


Until February 22th

You can be part of the next challenge to create the future of Education in Southern Africa and have a positive impact on the world! We expect the participation of entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptive thinkers and anyone who wants to contribute ideas to create the Future of Education in Southern Africa!

From the moment of registration, participants receive a training package (free) on the Purpose Launchpad meta methodology. The completion of the training is not only a great gift for all participants, it is also mandatory to participate in the Challenge.


From March 1 to 5

Participants will have access to a series of keynotes that will inspire them with extraordinary ideas ahead of the Challenge.

Challenge day

March 6th 

Participants will work with their teams during 3 hours using the Purpose Launchpad methodology and with the guidance of certified mentors in order to either generate new disruptive ideas and/or to evolve their existing solutions in order to make a masive impact.


March 7th

We will have an open closing session to present and launch all the initiatives coming from teams and startups that were either generated or improved during the Challenge.


Also, all teams and startups will be able to join Purpose Evolver to get support from certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors in order to evolve their initiatives to make a massive impact with the support of the community, investors, and more.

Apply as an individual

You can apply as an individual in order to be assigned to a team that will be created with people who didn't know each other before, so you will have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people like you! 


Teams will be focused on generating new ideas to achieve the purpose of this Challenge. Also, after the

Purpose Challenge, teams will have also the opportunity to keep evolving their ideas in Purpose Evolver.


Apply as a startup

You can apply as a startup in order to receive mentoring from an extraordinary Purpose Launchpad Mentor and evolve your project during the Purpose Challenge to make a massive impact. 


After the Purpose Challenge, startups will have the opportunity to keep evolving their ideas in Purpose Evolver.



Apply as a Mentor and help participants to create purpose-driven initiatives to make an impact

Mentors need to hold an official Purpose Alliance Certification, and you will need to apply with your official Purpose Launchpad user above

Apply as an Advisor to provide final feedback to initiatives at the open final presentations session

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Get access to the periodic evolution presentations (in the Launchpad Accelerator phase) from teams and startups  in order to evaluate investment opportunities in purpose-driven projects

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Organizers, mentors and advisors

Sanjay Bhana (Organizer)

Sanjay Bhana (Organizer)

NickBenson (Co-organizers)

NickBenson (Co-organizers)

NalediSithole  (Co-organizers)

NalediSithole (Co-organizers)

TinTin (Co-organizers)

TinTin (Co-organizers)

AneesaAmeer (Co-organizers)

AneesaAmeer (Co-organizers)

THIAM MÉKÀ (Co-organizers)

THIAM MÉKÀ (Co-organizers)

Suman Sasmal (Co-organizers)

Suman Sasmal (Co-organizers)

Robyn Whittaker (Mentor)

Robyn Whittaker (Mentor)

Julia Hitzbleck (Mentor)

Julia Hitzbleck (Mentor)

Michael Friebe (Mentor)

Michael Friebe (Mentor)

Paco Briseño (Mentor)

Paco Briseño (Mentor)

Mervyn George (Mentor)

Mervyn George (Mentor)

Jose Tam (Mentor)

Jose Tam (Mentor)

Paola hurtado (Mentor)

Paola hurtado (Mentor)

Farhana (Advisor)

Farhana (Advisor)

Senzi Mofokeng(Advisor)

Senzi Mofokeng(Advisor)

Katongo Musukuma (Advisor)

Katongo Musukuma (Advisor)

Chakradhar Iyyunni (Colaborador)

Chakradhar Iyyunni (Colaborador)