Schooling the World: Should we be Exporting “Western Education”?

By Antonia McGrath A group of International Development Masters students at the University of Amsterdam recently organized a film screening and panel discussion event featuring the film ‘Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden.’ This was part of a course on Education, Development and Social Justice, and as one of educate.’s directors, I was … Continue reading Schooling the World: Should we be Exporting “Western Education”?

Buy a Book for an educate. Library this Christmas!

We believe community-created libraries can fundamentally transform learning environments at schools. Books broaden horizons, open minds and inspire creativity. This Christmas, we’re reaching out to everyone in the educate. community to ask for your support in helping us start libraries at two rural primary schools in Honduras that will do just that. We recently launched … Continue reading Buy a Book for an educate. Library this Christmas!

Our very own Fiesta Latina!

By Marit Hoefsloot Version en Español abajo Last September, the wonderful ladies of Hondureños en Holanda organised the Fiesta Bailable to raise money for educate. It turned out to be a great evening full of dancing, Latin music, Honduran food and great people. That evening left us full of inspiration and excitement to organise a … Continue reading Our very own Fiesta Latina!

Fiesta Bailable para Honduras en Delft

Last weekend, we had our biggest event to date: a Latin Dance Party (aka 'Fiesta Bailable'). The whole event was organised by an incredible group of Honduran women who cooked up a storm of traditional Honduran food that had the table legs creaking under its weight - everything from baleadas and pastelitos to yuca con … Continue reading Fiesta Bailable para Honduras en Delft

Meanwhile in the Scottish Highlands…

Two intrepid young women, Lisa van Holsteijn (educate.’s fundraising coordinator) and Yolanda Cowen (sustainable development student at St. Andrews university) have decided to take on the challenge of running a full 42km mountain marathon to raise funds for educate.’s scholarship programme! In this post Lisa tells us a little more about what she and Yolanda … Continue reading Meanwhile in the Scottish Highlands…

Terry McDonagh, Irish poet, supports educate.

Irish poet Terry McDonagh recently supported educate. by raising money through donations from his poetry books and talking about educate.'s work at an event at his town hall. Hearing about this wonderful initiative, so different from how we get most of our donations, we asked if he would like to write a short piece for … Continue reading Terry McDonagh, Irish poet, supports educate.

Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”

Starting educate. has led us to do some pretty crazy things, but this obstacle-filled mud run might be the craziest so far! On Saturday April 21st, four educate. team members voluntarily subjected themselves to thick mud, barbed wire and electric shocks in the name of raising money for one of educate.'s projects: a library for Escuela … Continue reading Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”

Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College

On Saturday April 7th, educate. held a flea market sale at Amsterdam University College! The sun was shining and tables were piled high with second-hand clothes, books, shoes and miscellaneous trinkets. People either rented a table for €10 and sold their belongings themselves, or donated their things to educate.. Along with the flea market, we … Continue reading Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College

Reflections on a Student-run Book Drive at the International School of Panama

At the International School of Panama, grade 6 students have been busy over the past term organising a book drive. From logistics to publicity to sorting and storing the books, the project was 100% student led. The students managed to collect a grand total of 438 books, a number well over their goal of 350! … Continue reading Reflections on a Student-run Book Drive at the International School of Panama

Panama International School Global Issues Partnership

We are incredibly excited to be able to announce that educate. has recently partnered with the International School of Panama in Panama City. The International School of Panama is home to over 1200 children from 50 countries and runs from Pre-K to 12th grade. educate. has partnered with the school’s Grade 6 Global Issues class, … Continue reading Panama International School Global Issues Partnership