We are here to make a change!
FROM SLUMS TO SCIENCE FAIR
We focus on building the inner capacities of all children, regardless of their gender, race, class, skill or learning situation. We recognise that all children can and want to contribute. A few examples of the diversity of the children we work with includes children growing up in the slums in Nairobi, newcomer children in Amsterdam, and gifted children in Shanghai, who have won the Shanghai Science fair competition.
We are convinced that all children benefit from developing skills such as creative & critical thinking, changemaker skills, technological literacy and global citizenship.
Our method combines aspects of Design Thinking and Maker Education. In our design hackathons children (ages 7 - 12 years) ideate, build and present their self-devised solutions to a social or environmental issue around the Sustainable Development Goals. The programs vary from one day workshops to 10 week challenge.
The experience helps children practice and apply their creative thinking, changemaker skills, technological literacy and intercultural awareness. The power of the method lies in the combination of scientific knowledge, creative thinking, world problems, collaborating, making things and reflecting.