We can empower our kids to lead the way in solving some of the world's grandest challenges! We are partnering up with Ashoka on an amazing project to do just that.
As you may have read in our previous post, Mirum wanted to do something impactful. So they asked their clients to vote for their favorite early-stage charity, promising to put their Mirum24 maker teams into action to help the chosen charity reach their goals. They chose our project and this is a post about selecting the finalists in this #Mirum24 project.
Mirum Agency, a digital agency under JWT, selected our non-profit as the focus of their #Mirum24 project an idea-thon in which 15 global Mirum teams are competing to help us further our efforts to provide education to the most underserved children.
This is the application I put into the Shuttleworth foundation to join their fellowship program. It's part three of 'the world as I see it' blog series.
The #Mirum24 project is progressing and the makers are hard at work on the project, so let’s take a look at what’s happening.
This past holiday season, Mirum ran a Holiday Campaign and invited their clients to vote for an inspiring nonprofit. The purpose: to put their Mirum24 hacker teams to work solving a difficult global challenge.
Inspired by Minecraft and Loombands as self organised learning environments (SOLE), a gamification strategy was developed by Natalie Denmeade to encourage pre-literacy skills in young children. A first step in this framework is to use comic strips (aka graphic novels) to associate letters as codes for sounds.
A quick post about some lessons we have learnt and some unexpected benefits we came to realize.
Phase two field tests are underway, this is an introduction to what we are doing.
In part one, I spoke about my concerns regarding sending my children to school and why they are unable to adequately prepare our children for the future. I also shared a little about what I am doing about this issue. In part two I want to talk a little more about our approach and why it’s important to disrupt traditional education without disrupting actual learning.
Here are three stories from Tanzania showing the real passion and drive that spurs people forward. It is this passion and drive we are looking to empower and grow by providing them tools that they can use to more fully take their learning into their own hands from a young age.
Today we finally made it all the way back to my children's family in Bagamoyo Tanzania. They were greeted by their Uncle, cousins and Grandmother (Bibi) with hugs and smiles all around.
My son and daughter are about to go to school and I am dreading sending them there! I am dreading the systematic dulling of their creativity by the focus on grades, standardized tests and outdated teachings. This post is about what I am doing about it: Empowering children to take their learning into their own hands!