The Jenga hub is a certified chapter of Designation works of The Netherlands. As such, we host the Global Children’s Designation annually in Dar es Salaam, as well as mini designations during innovation week in Tanzania.
With the Designathon method, we approach the child as a complete human being endowed with great creative capacity. Through Designathon workshops, we enable you to tap into the natural space of play within a child and among children, to stimulate their creativity, engagement in social issues, and from there, challenge them to design solutions for your theme or issues, aided by the use of modern technology.
This future-ready method allows children to conceptualize, build, and present their solutions to social and environmental issues based on the UN’s list of Sustainable Development Goals. The method includes access to easy-to-understand teaching materials for ages 4 to 12, and guides children to apply their knowledge in math, science, and technology to develop a set of skills to help them design innovative solutions for a better future.
The Designathon Method
A designathon takes the form of a workshop where children invent, build and present their self-devised solutions to a social or environmental issue. The Designathon method combines aspects of Design Thinking and Maker Education, with our themes ranging from water, circular economy, food and the environment.
Our design-based learning method teaches children to:
- Design solutions for big and small problems
- Creatively and critically use new technology
- Become changemakers for a better and more sustainable world
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday,
we rob our children of tomorrow”