Designathon Works is a foundation with a mission to empower and unleash children’s creativity to design a better world using new technologies. Our unique Designathon method allows children to invent, build and present their self-devised solutions to a social or environmental issue around the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes access to easy to use scaffolding and teaching materials for ages 4 to 12.
The method leads children to apply their knowledge (in math, biology, physics) as they design innovative solutions around SDGs. Additionally it focuses on inner capacities of all children, regardless their background, race, ability or learning situation, recognizing that each child has something valuable to contribute.
Our mission is achieved by spreading the method and way of thinking to schools, institutes and businesses worldwide.
Our efforts culminate in the annual Global Children's Designathon. During this one-day event, children in the cities worldwide come together to work in parallel and design innovative concepts for one of the SDGs.
We are a non-profit entity, all incomes are invested in spreading designathons to children around the world.
Maeve & Zoë
Iris van den Berg
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