At Re/hope we believe that before we can find the proper solution to the problem you need to fully understand the people and the situation they’re in. We rediscover people so that we know exactly how the problem is structured so we can attempt to create a solution that fits – and just works.
The next step is to rethink education, and come up with a solution that has the potential to provide education they need. Every child deserves education and it would be fantastic if this competition (which you can read more about below) can contribute to giving them just that.
Re/hope is one of the 37 competitors in the ‘Best idea of 2017’ competition, organised by Dutch high school ‘het Augustinianum’ in collaboration with Cordaid. The assignment: Come up with a product which helps displaced children aged 12 to 18 learn. We focus ourselves on three particular areas: Syria, Somalia/Kenya, and natural disasters. Each scenario comes with its own challenges, possibilites and limitations. This is what makes the competition even more challenging and complex.
Re/hope aims to create new opportunities for displaced youth by giving them access to the world of knowledge and education. We plan to do this by coming up with innovative solution which make education possible in very difficult and obstracting circumstances. We believe it’s as much about the people as it is about the product, and that’s the methodology we’ll work by in the coming weeks.
We’re not unrealistic. We’re high school students with a very limited set of tools and skills, and we know where our limits lay. We may never find the right solution – which is exactly why it’s great that 37 teams are participating. We as a team truly believe in the incredible importance of helping displaced youth gain access to education and Cordaid could not have picked a better subject for the competition. We’re also confident in the ability of one of those 37 teams, and we’re very excited that our team has gotten the opportunity to try and find a solution for this challenging issue.
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