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Childhood for life - Gleding

Childhood for life - unite, engage and change Let every child find their superpower.

Gleding started as a word opposite of bullying. Instead of focusing on what we do not want - Gleding gives a mindset, tools, books and digital content to build a strong community from the beginning of life. We are especially passionate about bringing parents, professionals/caretakers and children around a shared platform to develop empathy and human skills. We unite, engage and change.

HundrED 2024


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2024

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Target group
August 2023
Days that build healthy and quality of life. From control to trust. From obedience to empowerment. I hope we can give our children education that make them see their strengths, give them joy, meaning, playfulness and curiosity about the world. We want every child to feel loved and to discover their own super powers.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Bullying is a growing problem. The Anti-Bullying programs have been too focused on fixing problems instead of building a culture of compassion and empathy. We know that empathy and compassion comes from feeling safe and loved, plus adults who respond to children's emotional needs. We need to involve the "team" around the children to create a better future.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We have digital platforms with content to create days that give quality of life, these digital solutions are available for kindergardens and primary schools - they involve parents, professionals and children towards resilience, awareness and knowledge about the universal human needs and quality of life. We inspire educators to create pro-social activities with the children. We have many stories of impact - from families having more quality time together - to neighbourhoods and communities were people have found belonging and happiness with the focus on Gleding. Children create Gleding patrols and show how little it takes to make a big difference. We also create and use physical tools like prints, books, calendars etc, courses and workshops for parents and professionals.

How has it been spreading?

The feedback we get on the impact our stories have in homes, schools and nurseries are our main achievement. The empowering of children, the stories about forgiveness, friendships and pro-social behaviour is working. We have reached about 1000 schools and kindergardens, spoken for more than 200 000 children, parents and educators. Sold more than 60 000 books. Been nominated social entrepreneur of the year 2021.

We are expanding to the english speaking world and we would like to translate our tools and content to many other languages. This summer our first book Gleding was shown in a conference for The World federation of the deaf in South Korea.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Go to gleding.com and sign up for our newsletter + contact the Gleding team: kristin@gleding.no, or the founder and empathy trainer Siri Abrahamsen: siri@gleding.no.

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews
The program can have an enormous impact at schools, in the family, in the neighbourhood, and community- for the healthy development of children throughout the program area. The project addresses the overlooked aspect of developmental psychology.
The innovation is scalable by bringing parents, professionals, caretakers and children around a shared platform containing socio-emotional learning tools to develop empathy and human skills. The materials can be translated in different languages.
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