The Schools Challenge


Co-organized by Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JAHK), J.P.Morgan, and supported by the Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO) and HKUST Connect, The Schools Challenge – Beyond Smart City@Kowloon East is a STEM-focused social innovation program for junior secondary students. The program aims to broaden students’ interest and learning of various STEM disciplines, and encourage them to co-create innovative solutions that help transform Kowloon East into a pioneer smart city in Hong Kong. Throughout the 4-month program, each team (4-6 students) will be mentored by J.P. Morgan business volunteers and supported by HKUST student volunteers.

Program length: Approx. 30 learning hours over 4 months

Target Participants: Form 2 to Form 3 students

Language: Cantonese (supplemented by English)

Program format: A blended format with a series of hands-on learning workshops, mentorship and consultation sessions, visits and inspirational talk with our partners, project development and presentation.

Date: Late January to mid May 2021