About Us

Designathon Works is a foundation with a mission to empower and unleash children’s creativity to design a better world using new technologies. Our unique Designathon method allows children to invent, build and present their self-devised solutions to a social or environmental issue around the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes access to easy to use scaffolding and teaching materials for ages 4 to 12.

The method leads children to apply their knowledge (in math, biology, physics) as they design innovative solutions around SDGs. Additionally it focuses on inner capacities of all children, regardless their background, race, ability or learning situation, recognizing that each child has something valuable to contribute.
Our mission is achieved by spreading the method and way of thinking to
schools, institutes and businesses worldwide.

Our efforts culminate in the annual
Global Children's Designathon. During this one-day event, children in the cities worldwide come together to work in parallel and design innovative concepts for one of the SDGs.

We are a non-profit entity, all incomes are invested in spreading designathons to children around the world.

Our Team

 

Zainspirowana kreatywnością dzieci Zainspiroa

Inspired by children and their capacity to imagine better futures, Emer, social designer and educator founded  Designathon Works. Previously she co-founded Butterfly Works, co-creation studio for a better world, working in 16 countries and NairoBits, a digital design college for young people from slum areas of Nairobi, now active in 6 countries.

Emer is an Ashoka Fellow and LEGO Re-imagine Learning network.

Emer is also secretary of the foundation.

Agata Rączewska
Founder
Agata Rączewska

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Ina believes that the creativity and natural empathy of children should be nurtured and valued. Through her work as a designer and driven by her creative nature she creates more opportunities for children to shape their own ideas and become a valuable part of the solution for a better future. Ina is also a passionate photographer.

Sabina Białek
Founder

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Pracujemy we współpracy z rosnącą liczną projektantów, twórców i innowatorów:

 

Neil Simmons

strategist,

business developer

Maeve & Zoë

facilitators

Luna

facilitator

Floris Loeff

thinker, doer,

facilitator

Iris van den Berg

connector,

facilitator

Terence Teitsma

brand designer

Phuc Tran

designer, illustrator

Coen Bouman

video maker

Our Partners

 

 

We've been lucky to work on amazing projects with some wonderful organizations:

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And this what they say about us: