As hardworking as we all are at Edumanity, the weekend is still usually a time to leave work behind. But not this past weekend of 24-25 January. On both days we opened our door and welcomed a group of scouts from Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, as well as a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Project Manager who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The occasion? To test out the first courses of TheGoals!
Without any prior knowledge of TheGoals, the scouts were given an introduction on its background and objectives. They then dived straight into testing two courses – Poverty and Social Inclusion – on mobile devices. As they enjoyed completing different tasks and missions on the courses, and earning credits, the participants also gave us lots of feedbacks on functionality and usability.
As the young scouts have headed home it’s time for our production team to incorporate their feedbacks into the next round of development. It’s going to be an exciting Spring ahead as we will launch the co-branded version of TheGoals at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer!
After months of hard work TheGoals.org is starting to take form. There is still lots of work to be done but you can sign up for the news letter right now to get the latest updates.
TheGoals.org will bring the UN’s international goals for sustainable development closer to the people and make thousands of young people both learn about them, but more importantly make an impact on them. TheGoals.org offers a unique open crowd-learning experience to connect students and youth from all corners of the world, using even the most basic mobile devices. The aim of TheGoals.org is to build understanding and cooperation about the upcoming international goals for sustainable development, which are to be adopted by the United Nations in Autumn, 2015.
TheGoals.org is the place for curious and innovative young people who want to learn more about the upcoming sustainable development goals and how to contribute to their fulfilment. That is, building a smarter and more sustainable world.
Together, with you, we want to create unprecedented learning. We want to engage you and use crowd-sourcing to get stories of local challenges, successes and innovative solutions in pursuing sustainable development from around the world.
What are you waiting for? Just visit thegoals.org and join the ride!