Children’s creativity is endlessly and every child need to feel free to use their imagination – it is the main driving force to create incredible things! One boy believes the same – Tautvydas Petruškevičius, who remembers himself as a crazy kid, who was addicted to toy building bricks and was creating constructions bigger than himself. Later on this childish creativity led to successful solutions, which made Tautvydas to become a social innovator. So if you still don’t believe in the power of creativity, this story is just for you.
Children’s empathy is a strong weapon against the biggest worldwide problems. Children have this power because from a child point of view there is always a simple solution to every problem, no matter what. But in order to solve any of this, you should do only one thing – start your actions: you can’t just sit around and hope you can finish it, you actually have to go out and do it. It could be said that this moto was leading Rachel Wheeler, 9, through her journey to improve living conditions of people in Haiti. What this little young girl have accomplished to make people‘s lives better is truly amazing.
Going Bananas: the story about a young innovator and bioplastic from…banana peels?
Meet Elif Bilgin, a young student, scientist and inventor, who became a social impactor in her teens. There is no doubt that most of you are a little bit confused by this powerful definition of a young girl. The truth is that Elif became a successful scientist at the early age of 16, so let me tell you a story about how little people can make big differences.
The Makerdays in Salzburg will take place in March under the motto “Analog meets Digital”. On March 2, DOIT will hold a workshop on the theme of “(Co-)designing the world”. Stop by if you want to create your own world with 360° pictures! Continue reading “DOIT workshop at MakerDays in Stadt:Bibliothek Salzburg (2018-03-02)”
“Ahhh, I don’t want to go to school….” – sounds familiar, right? Most of the children are always complaining about unbearable amount of homework and how school is boring. But how many of them have ever had an idea on how to make all this better?
If you want to change the world, you need to be brave and start with yourself. How? Just think about what you could do in order to make yourself feel better. Maybe by doing this you can help others to feel better too? See, it is a very simple formula of how to start changing the world. Of course, we have an example of how to adapt this formula in real life situations and we would like to introduce Dominyka Šabajevaitė and tell you her story. Continue reading “Changing The World Starts With Changing Yourself – Success Story #007”
What do you do when your parents strictly ban you from having sweet and delicious drinks? Okay, maybe most of you would say it’s not the end of the world. But imagine it’s the summertime, you are playing on the beach and really want something sparkling, sweet and refreshing to quench your thirst. Seems quite hard to resist one of those sodas, right? A few creative children – Upė (9), Vincas (8) and Vasara (5) – experienced this kind of situation last summer and needed to think of any possible alternatives.
A lot of children find it hard to fully realize themselves at school. The most common reason for this – schools can not provide enough activities to interest all children. But does it mean that such problems stop every child from creating themselves as individuals? We don’t think so. Why? Because we met Julius Pauliukevičius, whom none of these problems couldn’t stop from becoming a real change-maker.
What could be done when adults and children can not understand each other? I bet this problem appeared at least once in everyone‘s lives so this feeling is so familiar for most of us. Surprisingly, the solution to this problem was created not by any expert or even not by any adult… Continue reading “The Platform Which Improves Communication Between Children and Parents – Success Story #002”
written by Ieva Tilindyte, European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute
It is said that anything is possible if you have the mindset, the will and desire to put all your efforts to achieve your goal. But what if you are 14 years old, live in Africa, want to build a windmill in the village with no running water and electricity? Even these circumstances didn‘t stop William Kamkwamba from his dream to provide his family with running water, electricity and… happiness.