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Make our youth future-fit - competency-based digital learning journeys

Bundesweit, Germany

During a digital learning journey, young students work in teams to develop and implement solutions to challenges such as "How to fight climate change" or "Healthy school snacks" and document their solution and their learning process in a video.

Tahir Hussain from 21future gGmbh | 
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About this project

Competencies such as (self-)ownership, co-operation or curiousity, coupled with digital skills, are more important than ever - especially for young people with a socially disadvantaged background whose potential jobs are increasingly being replaced through automation.

Unfortunately, our German education system fails to sufficiently address this growing need. True to our motto "acting instead of complaining", we founded the non-profit institution 21future gGmbH in 2017. In the same year, we started conducting competency-based, one-week learning journeys for young students aged 10-15 years - with the goal of helping ALL young people to understand and proactively apply those critical competencies. More information about us can be found at 21future.org (in German).

In order to reach our long-term goal - we want to support, directly or indirectly, 10% of the 40.000 schools in Germany in driving project- and competency-based learning - we started working on our concept of digital learning journeys in early 2020. We are putting an even stronger focus on the needs and interests of the students and are incrasing our emphasis on topics of sustainability in accordance with the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations.  

In the last 12 months, we tested a number of concepts with the great support of our existing partner schools and are ready to roll-out our concept. We plan to conduct 20 digital learning journeys in Germany in the coming school year - and would very much appreciate your support! With your donation, you help cover personnel costs, material costs (e.g. ingredients to create a healthy snack) and IT costs. 

Thank you for your support!

Updated at 01. April 2021

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