Our program is dedicated to giving children a better understanding of the world in which they live. This is not a development aid project but an educational project. This means that we are convinced that the children in the Netherlands and Spain are learning from the children in Kenya or a country in Latin America and vice versa. While following this programme they will be better equipped to start solving their own problems and helping others to solve theirs.
Recently we are setting up an educational project in South Sudan, for which we are looking for high schools, specialised in education for young people (age 15-20) studying (digital) media studies and/or Business management.
SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Sisterschools helps pupils to get a better understanding of digital learning. Many children don't know how to make use of the world wide web in order to improve their learning.
Once online the children will learn how to make sense of the media content. What is true, what information to trust, how to deal with (online) media and how to share it with others.
Through the assignments throughout the programme, the pupils are encouraged to become responsible citizens and share responsibilities.
We make use of 21st-century skills and are using problem-solving methodologies to find solutions for real-life problems. Creative forms are used to support learning objectives.
We increase the capacity for cooperation and pupils will learn to believe in their own strength.
Through unique and powerful return presentations, our students see the direct impact of their work in the lives of other children. Whatever their personal situation, our children learn they can make a positive difference in the world.
Sisterschools partners schools in the Netherlands, Spain and Kenya. In a compelling yet personal way, our students learn about children whose lives are very different from their own and gain an appreciation of their individual ability to help others.
Sisterschools is unique in its commitment to impress upon our children the conviction that they have the ability as individuals to effect positive change in the lives of others. In an exceptionally distinctive approach.
Through pictures, video's, research reports, game and stories, the overwhelming difference between the lives of children in Europe and in poor environments in developing countries is made real.
During the first year, the children get to know each other; what they eat, how they go to school, what the school looks like, their daily life and living environment. In the second year, we focus more on worldly problems; climate change, refugees, poverty, religion, sexuality etc. In the third year (only for secondary schools) the focus is a mix of the first two years; how can you use your personal characteristics and circumstances to play a role in the world and help it become a better place.
It has a life-changing effect to experience one's own possibilities in making a difference.