Taqaddam, meaning ‘Move Forward’ in Arabic, is an innovative blended learning programme that develops enduring life skills in 15-16 year olds across several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The programme aims to increase the chances and outlook for participants, by helping them to reach their full potential through developing the personal and social skills they need to make a positive contribution to their communities and wider society.
Taqaddam in Action
Maths in Outer Space VR
In 2016 we experimented with developing virtual reality content to see how it might be useful in educational contexts. These videos were built to be shown through Samsung Gear VR, but are also available on Youtube, in both English and Kiswahili.
After working on the ground over the last few years in Wasso, our aim now is to connect with other charities working to similar aims in Tanzania, to determine what package of initiatives is needed to transform primary schools there, and how we as tGF can help convene partners to work together to achieve this.
Videos we love
Angela Lee Duckworth
Sir Ken Robinson
Countries with the happiest young people http://www.businessinsider.com/global-youth-well-being-index-2014-2014-4?IR=T
Fixed vs Growth mindset https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/
Of all deceivers fear most thyself http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/of-all-deceivers-fear-most-thyself
Can Self compassion improve wellbeing in teenagers?
Employment and opportunity is key to refugee integration
Is your app the best way to help refugees? Improving the collaboration between humanitarian actors and the tech industry.
World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016:
The Global Youth Wellbeing Index: http://www.youthindex.org/reports/globalyouthwellbeingindex.pdf
Value of Soft Skills to the UK economy: http://backingsoftskills.co.uk/The%20Value%20of%20Soft%20Skills%20to%20the%20UK%20Economy.pdf