We have partnered with Designathon Works, a young foundation based in Amsterdam, to spread awareness about the importance of engaging children as co-designers of society by helping to empower and unleash children’s creativity using new technologies.
Last year, for the 1st time in South Africa, we participated in the Global Children’s Designathon that took place on November 11th 2017 in Johannesburg.
During this event more than 600 children aged 7 to 12 years, participated in 18 cities around the world, where they created solutions to this year’s big societal and environmental issue: WATER.
The Global Children’s Designathon provides a channel for two way inspiration: the children get to tackle the world’s biggest problems and adults can gain a unique view of what the next generation envisions around water issues. The solutions they came up with are amazing and informed by their context. This report shows that children care for our planet, are aware of water-related issues, believe these issues are pressing and offer concrete solutions to solve them.