Last weekend we had the pleasure to participate at EDHack Raval, a new laboratory for educational innovation. The event focused on generating projects and finding solutions to local educational challenges through the Hackathon methodology. It was an open and free 2-day event where several people worked in teams to transform education in Raval, a neighborhood in Barcelona.
What were the challenges that had to be faced?
- Challenge 1 – How can we personalize the learnings in order to avoid school dropout?
- Challenge 2 – How do we support educational transitions to ensure school success?
- Challenge 3 – How can we get families to become a driving force for educational improvement?
- Challenge 4 – How can we connect the neighborhood’s educational leaders to create more and better opportunities for children?
Here’s what Caroline Koriche, User Strategist at Softonic said about the event:
“A unique experience, really rewarding. I loved being able to help people who were so committed to the success of the Raval children. All the solutions that were proposed during these two days took into account the involvement of all (parents, children, teachers, but also the people of the neighborhood) in the accompaniment of the students. It’s there, really, in challenges like this, that technology can really make a difference. It’s wonderful to be part of that!”
This initiative was a great opportunity for us to contribute and impact the community from a tech/educational approach and we’re glad we had the chance to participate.