Our Mission

With constant innovation in technologies like genetics, robotics, nanotech, and information technology, we can expect great changes to many aspects of our lives in the coming years. How can we prepare the nearly 2 billion children of school-going age to prosper in a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world? How can we help them to consider the challenges of their generation, and to design a better world for themselves and for the planet? 

 

At Designathon Works, we are working to meet these challenges by developing and sharing our unique Designathon method in classrooms and after school programs around the world.

This future-ready method allows children to conceptualize, build, and present their solutions to social and environmental issues based on the UN's list of Sustainable Development Goals.  The method includes access to easy-to-understand teaching materials for ages 4 to 12, and guides children to apply their knowledge in math, science, and technology to develop a set of skills to help them design innovative solutions for a better future. 

 

In addition, the Designathon method focuses on the individuality of each child - regardless of background, race, or level of ability - recognizing that every child is unique and has something valuable to contribute.

 

Our efforts culminate in the annual Global Children's Designathon - a one-day event where children in cities worldwide come together to design innovate concepts for the SDGs. The theme of 2019 was Food & Climate Action.

Designathon Works is a non-profit entity.  All income is invested in making Designathon method accessible to children around the world.

 
Emer Beamer, Founder

About Emer >

Ina Conkic,
Co-Founder

About Ina >

Anne Sallaerts,
Co-Founder

About Anne >

Evelyn Doyle

Chair woman

Maarten Nelissen

Treasurer

Rajiv Ball

 Board member

Dylan Hyman Educationalist

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Isabel Brenner

Junior designer

Mar Cuervo

Researcher

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Anna Zwezerijnen

Project manager

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Iris van den Berg

Facilitator

Maeve & Zoë

Facilitators

Luna

Facilitator

Terence Teitsma

Brand designer

 

 

We've been lucky to work on amazing projects with some wonderful organizations:

Here's what they say about us:

Designathon Works
(Foundation / Stichting)

Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

info@designathon.nl

CoK: 60140615
RSIN: 853781606
Bank: NL77 TRIO 0197 9551 85

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