We are very proud to announce Big Change as our official UK charity partner! Here’s more info on their mission, and another virtual challenge to add to your diaries and keep you fighting fit going into 2021…
Reimagining Education Together
Education is our greatest lever for human, social and economic change.
At a time when our society faces poor social mobility, unacceptable attainment gaps, rising mental health issues and a lack of the skills needed for 21st century careers, we must question whether our education system is fit for purpose.
There have been many changes in education in recent years, but despite the best intentions and efforts of those involved, many have inadvertently narrowed education’s purpose, scope and impact. The current crisis is exposing cracks in society created by existing inequalities in how we support all young people to thrive. These will continue to widen unless we pull together and act now.
Change begins with a recognition that it is needed; that it is possible, and that it only happens when we do it together. Join us and an incredible group of global entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators and young people as we come together to strive for Big Change.
Big Change was founded by Holly and Sam Branson in 2012 and are on a mission to reimagine education so that all young people are set up to thrive. They are a catalyst; a small, disruptive force for change. They back the pioneers who are leading bold approaches at the frontline; unite a community of supporters to direct funds and energy to the areas of greatest impact for young people; and activate diverse allies as a force for long-term system change.
Strive – this year we’re virtual!
Striving is a core part of Big Change’s DNA, with Big Change’s founders launching the charity after running the 2010 London Marathon tied together with 34 friends. The first official Strive Challenge event took place in 2014, which saw a core team of 12 travel from London to the summit of The Matterhorn, entirely under human power. Since then, the journey has continued with nearly one thousand strivers taking part in 7 Challenges around the world, raising more than £5m for Big Change.
Together, we will STRIVE for Big Change.