Schmidt Futures announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners today . Rise finds exceptional people who need fulfillment and supports them for life .
India-Mumbai (Maharashtra), September 23 (BusinessWire India),: Schmidt Futures announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners today, in association with the Rhodes Trust.Rise finds exceptional people who need fulfillment and supports them for life as they work to serve others.It is Schmidt Futures' flagship program and the pillar of a larger USD 1 billion philanthropic commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to talent development across their campaigns.Youth aiming to improve literacy among underprivileged children; predict the effects of Alzheimers drugs by bioinformatics; design a sustainable gummy vitamin to combat anemia; inform communities about mental health issues; and many more.Schmidt Futures' goal is to bet on exceptional people who make the world a better place at a very early age.Rise is both the earliest and longest bet on talent in the Schmidt Futures portfolio, betting on youngsters aged 15-17 and potentially staying with them for life.Rise is proud to have nine Global Winners representing India this year, and is proud to partner with organisations such as Teach for India.Their efforts to inform people about Rise, support students in applying, and provide exciting learning opportunities contributed to the country's second year of success. Rise's main aim is to create a community of like-minded young people who want to make the world a better place.In today's society, progress is dependent on people teaming up.The Rise Winners announcement today is not the end of a process, but rather the start point for the young people in the program.As they continue their studies and look for ways to collaborate, they will have endless opportunities to change the world for the better, according to Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Futures and president of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Rise is intentionally broad in its talent pool and their initiatives, in order to uncover hidden brilliance, wherever it takes place.The program excels at recognizing brilliance from unique perspectives, as well as across a variety of focus areas, abilities, and concerns.Rise has welcomed over 150,000 people from over 170 countries to its community, and has chosen 200 winners from 69 countries of origin since its inception.The 2022 finalists were selected from over 120,000 applicants by a rigorous selection process that included peer and expert reviews of service offerings, formal assessments of talent, and group interviews. In the third year of global development, Schmidt Futures and The Rhodes Trust are honoured to welcome the first winners from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Vietnam.India had eight notable winners in 2021, and this year, Rise is proud to announce nine more global winners, including:- Aayush Amar Rathi from Vadodara, India: Aayush teaches the underprivileged about sexual education and menstruation, which are essential for the growth of a nation Arya Datla from Dakar, India: Atharv created an online platform for mothers to connect and collaborate with others to promote climate change initiativesHe aims to provide low-cost, affordable health services to those who can't afford it.The complete list of winners can be found here.According to Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures, the answers to the world's biggest problems lie in the imagination of the world's brightest minds. “Our partnership with Rise is furthering our endeavor to combat youth poverty,” Shaheen Mistri, Founder and CEO of Teach for India, said.We commend the Indian Rise Global Winners for their achievements, and we look forward to supporting them in their efforts to serve others and their communities.Selecting 100 Global Winners from such a large pool of brilliant young people was a challenge, and we're really thankful to all of our sponsors who supported us in the selection process, said Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, Warden of Oxford's Rhodes House and Chief Executive of the Rhodes Trust.Our newest Rise winners hail from all around the world, and we cant wait to bring them together and invest in their lifelong careers to help their communities and create a cleaner world. The most recent Rise Global Winners receive additional personalized assistance in the form of need-based scholarships, mentoring, career development opportunities, funding for future endeavors, technology packages, and other, to enable them to achieve their goals as they work to serve others.In October 2022, students can register for the next class.For more details on how to apply, please visit http://www.businesswire India.com/article/text/text.php.The author acknowledges that the article was published on a personal computer.