Jack Growden, Founder of LiteHaus International at USLS, hosted by Humanitarian Affairs Asia

If asked to describe us in one word, we would choose 'ambitious'. As a youth-led organisation which grew out of 'Mum and Dad's basement' into a international foundation motivating positive change across four countries within just two years, we believe the sky is the limit. Developing countries are falling further and further behind the growing digital divide and we aim to position ourselves as the disruption to this trend. We envisage a digitally literate global society where all individuals can harness the immense potential to improve lives which the technologies of today have to offer. There are billions of people worldwide who are denied opportunities to improve their lives due to digital illiteracy. Imagine if their ideas and abilities were enabled to contribute to the global challenges we face.

 A quality education can only be a digital education in today's world. 

By eventually providing the infrastructure required to digitise the entire education sector in Papua New Guinea, we hope to replicate this model across South Asia and Asia-Pacific. We aim to motivate governments to conceptualise digital learning facilities as infrastructural components as vital to quality education as classrooms and teachers. Within two years of starting from zero we have placed digital learning opportunities at the fingertips of over 8,000 future leaders. In 2020 alone, we envisage this figure tripling. With support from larger corporate entities and governments, by 2030 we hope to have empowered millions of individuals whose ideas and abilities have, for too long, been silenced. If we make the world their oyster, we will all benefit from their pearls.