On Saturday, April 6th, the HundrED Youth Ambassadors and I had a video call to talk about experiences in education and our hope for the program that we are all now a part of. What surprised a lot of us, was the fact that so many students were having the same disillusionment with the education system all around the world.
What the Youth Ambassadors had to say!
Jess, from South Africa said:
Levith from Mexico explained:
Alice from Brazil told us:
As for the younger students, their passion and drive for the world of education came from wanting to help those less fortunate than themselves. Take Dilan, a 9 year old from Germany, for example, who said:
We talked about our aspirations being Youth Ambassadors, what comes next, and what we could do to further our reach. Stefan from Serbia said:
We spoke of using social media to our advantage since most students are on the internet. Levith told us his and his breakout group’s opinion on HundrED:
What's next for the Youth Ambassadors?
When the idea of making a promotional video popped up, everybody agreed it was a great idea. In my case, I am now in the midst of planning a feature documentary film surrounding school-wide innovative approaches to education, and a huge focus of the film will be on the students. These innovations are Anji Play for early childhood education, Redes de Tutoria for elementary and secondary education, and Big Picture Learning and THINK Global school for high school education. The introduction will consist of students from the age of 3 to 20 speaking of their hopes and dreams for a better education and how they would like to be learning. If I can get enough funds, ideally I’d be traveling and visiting the Youth Ambassadors around the world to get their opinions and views on the film. In conclusion, the students themselves who used the innovations, will explain what aspects from their schools the world could take and include in their own schools.
The HundrED Youth Ambassadors are an exciting and inspirational group, and I see it going great places the propre guidance and enough reach. This is a group of students passionate about something as big and as important as education, and they are already striving to change it. Education has a great power, take what Levith from Mexico said during our call as an example,
Therefore, if we can rally the students of the world to speak up for a better and improved education system, we are influencing not only the outcomes of the students ahead, but also the future of our world.
HundrED Youth Ambassadors are an active community of students from around the world who are passionate about education’s potential and want to be a part of its change together.