Generation Unlimited

UNICEF invites young people to propose problem-solving ideas related to children. Stand a chance to win ฿30,000 and represent Thailand on a global stage

Generation Unlimited

About Generation Unlimited

Let’s drive positive change in Thailand! UNICEF wants to hear new ideas from young people across the country. We believe that nobody understands young people better than you do! Your imagination is unlimited! Because we are Generation Unlimited!

So how can you drive positive changes in Thailand and stand to win 30,000 Baht?

It's easy! Just tell us the social problem you are most interested in solving. You don’t need to have the answers nor solutions right away because we will co-create the solutions TOGETHER! Be one of our experts!

A group of adolescents are chatting with their friends
UNICEF Thailand/2016/Thuentap

What we want you to do

Tell us your story! Easy as that!

Share with us your insight into the problem that hinders young people in your community (yourself and your friends) and their future. Just fill in the application form here: http://bit.ly/GenUnlimited

What kind of story? Here are the 3 main topics to choose from:

  1. Continuing both formal and informal education such as:
    • How do we reduce the number of students who dropout of school?
    • How can we make school curriculum more engaging for students ages 12-14?
  2. Development of skills, knowledge, and empowerment needed for future employment
    • How do we ensure that students who dropped out of education whether because of pregnancy, poverty or other reasons can obtain sufficient skills and knowledge for employment? 
    • How do we expand opportunity for learning and skills development to children and youth in remote locations such as youth in refugee camps?
    • How do we support equal employment opportunity for youth with disabilities?
  3. Space and empowment for children and youth especially young girls and women
    • How to ensure parents, teachers and adults listen to voices of children and youth more
    • How to reduce bullying in schools and cyberbullying?
    • What kind of male behaviours and mentality should change to create safer public spaces for women and girls?

Want to see the types of problem we want you to help identify? Follow this link for some ideas and examples: https://goo.gl/ZzioHt

What we offer

  1. Invitation to exclusive UNICEF Social Innovation Bootcamp

    • Three days of workshop run by experienced Design Thinking facilitators who will empower you and give you the tools to turn your questions into answers.

    • We cover all the costs of transportation, accomodation and food.

  2. Dedicated mentors

    • Experienced new-gen advisors who will guide you all the way in developing your exciting ideas. You are not alone!

  3. Seed grand (30,000 THB)

    • So you have the resources to test your ideas and create positive change

  4. Technical coaching

    • Your idea involves technology? No problem! An amazing team from King Mongkut's University of Technology ThonburiKMUTT Thonburi and their innovation lab will make your idea shine!

    • Support in design, 3D prototype printing, apps etc.

  5. Trainings - so you are smart.

    • We will teach you how to make a smart business plan, business model canvas and much more.

  6. 3 months of mentoring

    • Bootcamp it's just the beginning! If your team is ready to move forward, we will be there for you! With your personal mentor you will be able to change your community for real!

  7. Represent Thailand

    • Opportunity to represent Thailand on a global forum of young social innovators.

    • Secure additional 650,000 THB seed grant to make your ideas come true. Let other countries learn from you!

เรื่องราวความสำเร็จ

“Black and White” team presenting their prototype in the last day of Innovation Camp.

Who would understand the problems that visually-impaired young people face better than themselves? That is why “Black and White”, a team of visually-impaired students, developed an online library for other visually-impaired students and young people, to help them access knowledge and employment skills. Currently, the team built a successful website filled with over 100 online books that can be read using a special software. The team was supported by authors and publishers who provided licenses to create this online library.

Qualifications of the participants

You are qualified to apply if:

  1. You are 14-24 years old (before September 24, 2018)

  2. Teams of 3 - 5 young people.

  3. Can participate in the following activities:

    • Half a day orientation day (first week of October): Virtually OR personally come to meet us at these locations:

      • Yala

      • Bangkok

      • Chiang Mai

    • Workshop 14 - 16 October 2018 in Bangkok ( travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of UNICEF).
    • If the project is selected as one of the 5 national teams The project will receive further mentoring until February 2019.
    • If the project is selected on a global stage We need to be able to carry out our activities as required by UNICEF.
  4. We focus on the diversity of participants. Sex, race, religion, disability, etc.

You can send your application from today until October 3, 2018 via:

  • Online application form – http://bit.ly/GenUnlimited
  • By post (postal stamp must be within October 3, 2018). Download the application form here.

         Ms. Jomkwan Kwanyuen (Generation Unlimited)
         UNICEF Thailand, 12A Q House Convent
         Soi Convent, Silom, Bangrak,
         Bangkok 10500

Need more information?

If you have any questions or concerns about application, please contact: