Young people have a lot of amazing ideas.

We take them seriously.

so they can grow in being

confident to use their

imagination.

Societal Transformation at a Global Scale

Our world is evolving all the time. Unexpected events on a local or global scale disrupt our lives. We see ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing, self-learning software and intelligent robots appearing as the 4th industrial revolution is happening at exponential speed. A new world we are building, one that is just starting to attack a lot of the current workforce, and this time round not just manual labor. But it also brings opportunities to better what is bad and to imagine brave new innovative leaps for humanity.  Yet an even much bigger wave is hitting our shores: climate change.
Navigating through this everchanging environment is challenging. More than ever before, we will have to rely on new ideas, new concepts, new answers. And these come from people who are confident to use their imagination, to think outside of silos and to be inspired by the possibility to improve our society. 
This is not the privilege of a handful of intelligent, brave and lucky women or men. All of us can do this as long as we have had the possibility to learn this in a supporting ecosystem.

This requires a fundamental change on how we prepare students for their adult lives

These challenges we face today require a fundamental change on how we prepare students for their adult lives. We envision an education system that enables them to learn how to be creative, that having ideas is important, what it takes to bring an idea to life and learn this by collaborating and respecting each other’s talents.
But here’s the problem: Sir Ken Robinson argues that we have a system of education that is modelled on the interests of industrialism and in the image of it. “Schools are still pretty much organised on factory lines; ringing bells, separate facilities, specialised into separate subjects. We still educate children by batches; we put them through the system by age group – why do we do that? It was driven by an economic imperative of the time but running right through it was an intellectual model of the mind, which was essentially the enlightenment view of intelligence; that real intelligence consists in this capacity for a certain type of deductive reasoning and a knowledge of the classics originally, what we come to think of as academic ability.
And this is deep in the gene pool of public education; there are only two types of people – academic and non-academic; smart people and non smart people. And the consequence of that is that many brilliant people think they’re not because they’ve been judged against this particular view of the mind.”
The challenge is that many people when they graduate, infected by the outdated 200 years old context of the education system, have lost the ability to understand how they can be creative, problem solving team-players and how to take on an idea and bring it to life. That’s because we still run systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can do. But for you to be creative, you need to be willing to be wrong, to make mistakes. We all know the scene: express an idea for a new or improved product or service and the absolute majority of people will instantly share a list of arguments why it won’t work. And that needs to change.

When students see that what’s happening in the classroom can impact the real-world, they see their education in a whole new light.

Education should make an impact on all students by bringing them 21st century skills that will serve them for life. When students see that what’s happening in the classroom can impact the real-world, they see their futures in a whole new light. They learn how they can contribute to society, rather than just be a consumer of it.
Education done right makes an impact on communities by enabling young people to drive their own future, to become the self-motivated, problem solving, self-employed or creative team workers that companies, organisations and the world are looking for.

Imagine if we could really tap into the creativity of those billions of young talents?

According to the United Nations World Population Dashboard, 50% percent of the current world population is under the age of 24.
Imagine if we could really tap into the creativity of those billions of young talents?
Whether you want to solve a challenge in your job or neighbourhood, create something fun, start your own company or whether you want to come up with a solution for something personal or a global issue, all require bold action to bring your idea to life. This is where (in the words of Harvard University) MyMachine delivers the “I can do that” perspective to all participants.

A Global Challenge Requires A Global Action

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 A world of expanding deployable imagination is a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world where more children have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams.  Because MyMachine is adaptable to any situation, to any kind of context, it has the potential to impact millions of people.
That is why our strategy focuses on growing the model to all continents with our locally rooted and globally informed network.  Our Network Partners are independent, locally led and governed organizations that share a common core purpose, approach, and commitment to the network’s core values when working together across borders.