4 min / 2014
Finalist Prize, Professional Category
The Good Story Competition by Our Better World
Produced, directed, shot and edited by Samuel Ruby.
Extraordinary young talents from low-income families have less access to better working and education opportunities than their affluent peers in larger cities. Quality higher education is rare, and if available, expensive. Coming from their blue-collar households, rarely will they encounter role models who have leapt as high as their dreams.
Many believe that financial aid would solve the problem. However, it takes more than just that -- it takes motivation, diligence and a nurturing community that opens up those opportunities.
This is a story about Scholar4ID, a network of professionals who set aside their time from their daily jobs to collaborate across continents. Together, they discover, motivate and nurture young talents through a three-year long educational program.