The Nyrstar Foundation awards the 2012-2013 grant to the new MyMachine North-South project.
With childlike imagination as a starting point, MyMachine aims to leverage its unique methodology to promote creativity and entrepreneurship in education in developing countries.
The project is a cross-border cooperation between schools and organisations in Flanders, Belgium and in developing countries. The pilot in South Africa is possible thanks to the cooperation with the West Coast Community Foundation in Malmesbury and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville – Cape Town, South Africa.
The project is named as ‘MyMachine 1+1=3’ because global and technical education are strongly related and is based on an unique collaboration between the education levels. Dreaming and entrepreneurship, creativity and cross-fertilization – these are all key to MyMachine. We want to spread the MyMachine approach, where all those people get together and inspire each other.