The Paradigm Challenge

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The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.

We welcome all types of ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help address one or more of the Paradigm Challenge Projects.


We are proud to share that the White House recognized our commitment to early STEM learning (in April 2016) and our commitment to young makers (in June 2016). The Paradigm Challenge sparks and cultivates youth interest in using science, technology, engineering, and math skills to solve real-world problems.


Youth have an innate sense of innovating for good. The Paradigm Challenge provides an opportunity to use that kindness and creativity to help address real world problems and increases each student’s awareness of his or her ability and responsibility to make a difference.

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We endeavor to identify, support, and collaborate with passionate individuals and organizations to inspire, lead, and facilitate paradigm shifts in the approaches to global challenges.

The Paradigm Challenge Ceremony

Project Paradigm created the Paradigm Challenge Prize to inspire and recognize students ages to 4-18 around the world.  Experience the Paradigm Challenge Prize Ceremony for yourself.

[Produced and Narrated by Jeremy Là Zelle]

Orphanages in Mozambique_Fatima Vieira's Social Projects

Mozambique is an incredibly beautiful and diverse nation, yet after 13 years of a brutal civil war thousands were left orphaned, displaced, and abandoned.  Dedicated Mozambicans like Fatima. Vieira are doing what's possible to find safe homes for orphaned children.   

Abraham's oasis of Ethiopia

Abraham's Oasis seeks to be consistent in its dealings with vulnerable and marginalized groups thus treating each person as unique.  Regarding the highly vulnerable children (HVC) we provide family group homes at Grace Village, street kids mediation for street children. We provide ongoing support for children with extended family, school support for special needs students.  Strengthening the role of women through employment and facilitating for women with obstetric fistulae to obtain treatment.

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Working towards sustainable outcomes whereby local government is strengthened in caring for their own vulnerable children.