Looking back on the human history, we found creation often started from observation and thinking. The development and sustainability of our future rely on us.
We see this Challenge as the start for young Game Changers. When we look closely and think thoroughly, we will be able to make the world a better place. We don't have to be great to start. We have to start to be great.
Twin Oaks is a social enterprise designing role-based immersion learning.
We believe that learning is fun, useful, and meaningful as it empowers people to build desirable futures. The future we wants to see is a world where a group of genuine, proactive individuals utilize their powers in See Think Wonder to create new things that benefit our society and enjoy their meaningful lives.
Develop the Thinking Routines valued by Harvard Graduation School of Education
Interact with 7-ELEVEN and IKEA directly to influence the sustainability acts
Travel to Taipei with full sponsorship
Make friends from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore
Receive 1-on-1 mentorship from prestigious mentors
Develop the abilities to see, think and create
Discover how to make the world your source of inspiration
Accumulate your experience in how to support real-world sustainability challenges with rigorous thinking
To help the participants develop thinking habits, the Challenge is divided into four rounds from easy to difficult.
The first two rounds (Round 1 and Round 2) will be conducted online by individuals. You need to complete the Challenge within a specified period. Round 1 and Round 2 Challengers can choose either Chinese or English sessions. Participants who pass the qualification can proceed to the next round. There is no number of limit to advance to the Round 2, but later only the top 15 players from each region (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) will advance to the Semi-Final.
The last two rounds (Semi-Final and Final) will be conducted online, and you can choose to observe in real stores. The store visit will be in IKEA for the Semi-Final and in 7-ELEVEN for the Final. You will observe and research the designated sustainability themes. These two rounds will be team-based. You will use both English and Chinese for the Challenge, in which you will rely on your teammates from other regions to fulfill the tasks. If you do not feel comfortable participating in the bilingual setting, you can still join Round 1 and Round 2 and choose not to advance to the Semi-Final.
This Challenge is fully sponsored by philanthropists and is completely free to join. For more details, please see the Handbook.
Period｜2023/2/11 (Sat) - 2/12 (Sun)
Time Needed｜1-2 hours
Participants will observe and compare the pictures of a product to see the progress over the past century, and think about the human needs behind the progress.
Number of Participants｜Unlimited
Eligibility | No requirement (However, only high school students are eligible to advance)
Number of Qualifiers｜Unlimited
Period｜2023/3/11 (Sat) - 3/12 (Sun)
Time Needed｜1-3 hours
Participants will observe and compare the same scenes from USA, Europe, and Asia to evaluate where the specified expectations can be best achieved, what to learn from other countries, and what may be brought back domestically.
Number of Participants｜Unlimited
Eligibility｜Qualifiers from Round 1
Participants will play the role as designers to research on IKEA, collect observable clues and use See Think Wonder to develop a plan of action that fulfills the goal of circular economy model. The presentation will be conducted online on May 14.
Eligibility｜Top 15 Challengers from each region
Rewards｜Top 15 Challenger Certificate
Participants will continue the role play with 7-ELEVEN. You will dive into the core of a sustainability theme, and discuss with international mentors on how to bring about the changes. Hong Kong and Singapore participants will be sponsored with airfares and accommodation to present in Taipei on June 18.
Eligibility | Top 5 teams
Rewards｜Gift card (NTD 3,000 – NTD 10,000/person. It can be used in 7-ELEVEN, Starbucks, etc. in Taiwan), STW and Harvard souvenir, and Top 5 Challenger Certificates