Free Quest Drive

Become a Luminary today. Start with our free Quest Drive.

Free 45 minute live session
Join young people from around the world
Sessions are moderated
Unlock exclusive discounts on completion of the session
Families welcome to join in

Tomorrow’s challenges won’t be overcome with today’s thinking.

Be A Luminary. Extraordinary. Revolutionary. visionary. |

Designed by experts from Stanford University, Lumi’s Duke of Edinburgh accredited programme takes interdisciplinary learning into new territory for 10 to 17 year olds. Our Quests give inquisitive young minds from all over the world a safe, inclusive space where they can come together to push boundaries. As they cultivate solutions to real problems, Luminaries are introduced to tomorrow’s tech and given the tools they need to go on to become accomplished entrepreneurs, communicators, and collaborators.

Luminaries embark upon the Quest they feel most passionate about alongside peers from around the world. Together, they construct and implement solutions responding to the greatest challenges facing humanity in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals during dynamic weekly summits.

The Quest Journey

Pick your passion project. Work together every week to: Meet your global team... |


Explore and research the wider issue. Examine ways to affect positive change.


Refine your concept. Try, fail, and try again!


Create a prototype of your solution. Bring your ideas to life.


Trial your prototype with family, friends, and the wider community.


Become a certified/accredited Luminary. Selected teams have an opportunity to continue project development after their Quest.

Lumi Quests typically run over a six month period with one 90 minute live session per week, and sometimes 3 week hackathons during holidays.

Why Lumi?

Lumi puts young people in the driving seat, giving the planet’s true agents of 

change the power to enact it.

Our ground-breaking enquiry-based programme is one of a kind. We give students autonomy over their direction of study as they tackle the most complex issues facing mankind. Guided by a team of engaging Illuminators, Luminaries between the ages of 10 and 17 from every corner of the globe are introduced to the world of coding and develop a whole host of skills that they will carry with them for a lifetime.

Luminary topics typically include:
Let Us Reverse Climate Change
A Fair World, Equal for All
Shaping Cities of Tomorrow
Healthy Bodies & Vibrant Minds
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Invest in their future

With recognition from the world-leading Duke of Edinburgh programme as an accredited provider, Lumi gives young people a head start. Luminaries build powerful CVs and personal statements for university placements and more.

Enable innovation without limits

Let your child take their idea as far as they like, with the chance to get public recognition, win corporate or school sponsorships to build real impact and value in time.

Amplify their voice

Give your child a platform to be seen and heard like an adult, without fear of judgement.

Be part of this network yourself

By becoming a mentor yourself and by helping us expand our global network of like minded parents, schools and companies.

Watch them thrive

Give your child the tools they need to realise their potential

Schools Partnerships

Accredited by Duke of Edinburgh Award, our Quests fit seamlessly into any
school either as an enrichment programme or as part of the curriculum, with
limited overheads for the staff. Lumi is committed to working with schools to
help develop future skills and credentials for all students.

Please get in touch to see how we can work with you to prepare students for a 

stellar future.

Schools we have engaged with:

Our Mission

Devised by a father and son team with a background in the education technology sector, Lumi is setting out to revolutionise online learning. We want to encourage young people to think BIG, expand their horizons, and have the self-belief they need to create visionary solutions to global issues. Our ultimate goal is to inspire a million 10 to 17-year-olds from around the world to become the changemakers, entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.

Professional Team

Prashant Raizada
Prashant Raizada

Founder & CEO

Chris Shen
Chris Shen

Chief Academic Officer

Rahel Kiss
Rahel Kiss

Mktg. & Schools Coordinator

Nikhil Raizada
Nikhil Raizada

Voice of the Young

Rohit Vaish
Rohit Vaish

Head of Content & Facilitation

Gerard Silverlock
Gerard Silverlock

Global Schools Ambassador


Frequently asked questions.

The safety of our Luminaries is paramount. Each online summit is recorded, and all our experts receive comprehensive NSPCC safeguarding training and undergo enhanced DBS checks (or equivalent). Summits are regularly audited to ensure our experts are equipped with the skills to handle whatever is thrown at them, while maintaining a positive, safe space for learning.

Absolutely not! Coding is one of the skills we’ll teach your child during their Quest. They’ll then be able to apply that learning as they create apps, chatbots, websites, and more. On the flip side, if your child does have experience of coding when they join a Quest, we’ll take that into account and ensure they’re given ample opportunity to develop their talent.

Our Quests are developed in conjunction with experts from Stanford University and run by trained facilitators from all over the world. Amongst our talented leaders you’ll find forward thinking graduates from the likes of University College London, Harvard, and Minerva. Each of them has extensive experience of delivering exceptional enquiry-based guided learning and will provide your child with the tools they need to succeed.

Where do we start? Luminaries leave our Duke of Edinburgh accredited Quests equipped with a raft of transferable skills. They’ll learn entrepreneurship, coding, and critical thinking. They’ll develop the invaluable ability to communicate and collaborate with people from all walks of life, and to distill complex information into its basest form. These driven young people become driven adults, securing places in universities of their choosing and becoming highly employable as a result.

Each Quest brings together a maximum of ten participants from all over the world. We tend to group our Luminaries roughly by age but strive to ensure diversity in terms of geography wherever possible.

Lumi Quests typically run over a six month period with one 90 minute live session per week, and sometimes 3 week hackathons during holidays. This is complemented by half an hour to an hour’s worth of guided study offline. If you’re joining through a school, the sessions may take place during those hours. Otherwise, they are arranged to enable participation from young people in as many locations as possible.

Yes! Joining us for a Quest Drive allows you to take the Lumi programme for a spin with no obligation to subscribe. You can find more info here.

We’re confident they’ll love it, but if that’s not the case you’re under no pressure to sign up for the full programme. At Lumi we value openness and honesty above all, which is why we’ve made cancelling easy peasy for any child that decides they don’t want to go the distance after their Quest Drive.

Once a Luminary, always a Luminary! Many of our participants continue with their subscriptions well beyond the end of a Quest. We’ll continue to provide support and access to our network for as long as it’s needed because we’re fully committed to bringing our Luminaries’ visions to fruition. Building a thriving global community of future entrepreneurs, changemakers and innovators who will transform the world won’t happen overnight, but we’re not going anywhere…

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