Children design sustainability solutions

At Designathon Works, we help to empower and unleash children’s creativity and to spread awareness about the importance of engaging children as co-designers of our shared futures.

Our flagship event: the Global Children’s Designathon, last took place on November 11th, 2017. During this event 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. Kiera and Florian co-facilitated the Amsterdam event.

Watch the stories of:

  • Kíera Kuitenbrouwer, 12 years, designathon participant and facilitator
  • Florian Boon, 12 years, designathon participant and facilitator

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. Our 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. You can download it on our website

We believe that children should have a voice as co-designers of our shared futures.

And so do they!

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