Welcome to MoMo Education, a Sister Schools Foundation program facilitating intercultural collaboration between STUDENTS from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds through our Digital Educational Exchange Platform (DEEP). DEEP breaks down barriers and promotes understanding by connecting students worldwide and promoting collaboration and communication.
We work in line with the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations
This goal is aimed at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
This goal focuses on reducing inequality within and between countries in terms of income, age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or other status within a country.
Collaborations with Partners to achieve the Goals
This goal strives for a global partnership for sustainable development. It emphasizes the importance of mobilizing financial resources for developing countries.
Together We Make Impact
MoMo Education’s goal is to collaborate with 80 schools across four continents by 2025, connecting 24,000 students through our Digital Educational Exchange PLatform (DEEP). We invest €500,000 in digital learning resources and provide process guidance for community projects around the schools.
Through DEEP, students and teachers develop long-lasting bonds that promote mutual understanding.
With the help of over 150 volunteers worldwide, we’re making this vision a reality.
“It takes a global Village To Raise A 21st Century Child.”
– Nelson Mandela
In our interconnected world, digital and media skills are essential for children to collaborate and find solutions for a better future. MoMo understands that schools alone cannot provide this education.
That’s why we work with parents, local governments, communities, and partner organisations to create a global village of like-minded individuals committed to sustainable development through education.
Inclusion, Diversity and Equality
MoMo fosters trust, understanding, and compassion among people by promoting collaboration. Our programs focus on developing critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and innovation skills, enabling students to become engaged thinkers.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
MoMo’s Local Learning Communities offer a platform for everyone involved in enhancing students’ learning environment. Key skills in this initiative include fostering wonder, curiosity, and exploration.
Global Citizenship Education
A livable society is formed by critical, creative and enterprising citizens, who can work together across differences. Learned young is done old! Skills for global citizens include taking social responsibility, living culturally, globally and environmentally aware, and intercultural communication skills.
MoMo adopts a “Learning-by-Doing” approach, which encourages students to develop action-oriented and entrepreneurial skills through practical experience. Key aspects include integrity, digital literacy, lifelong learning, personal leadership, intercultural cooperation, and adaptability.
MoMo Education by Sister Schools Foundation offers a two-year digital educational exchange program for students in ages 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 from schools on opposite sides of the wealth balance. The full program consists of 3 teaching blocks of 6 weeks per year. For 2 years, the Dutch school offers the students the same lessons as the Kenyan sister school. These 18 lessons are accessible via the digital learning platform. Students work together online on the assignments, share their learning experiences and insights and meet each other via live chats in groups or 1 on 1. Prior to each lesson block, teachers are informed via online training about the project that will be carried out by the students in the next lesson block .
Learning objectives and outcomes are:
● Practice English & creative communication skills
● Increase digital literacy and media literacy
● clarify democratic culture; Freedom and equality & Power and participation
● Implementing Sustainability, Globalization & Technological Citizenship
Through the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences with peers with a different socio-economic and cultural background, students gain a broader perspective on reality and a better grip on their own living environment.
What Our Volunteers Say:
“Inequality of opportunity is a global issue that affects us all. One way to address it is by fostering connections and dialogues between children from different parts of the world. The Sister School program enables students from both wealthy and disadvantaged backgrounds to learn with and from one another. That’s why I’m proud to support Sister Schools and share my experiences as an educator. I truly believe that through these exchange programs, we can contribute to building a more peaceful and sustainable world.”
Emma Harty is from the UK and has lived in the UK, Kenya, Uganda and now the Netherlands where she is studying for her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. Emma is interested in inclusive and sustainable development and recognises the benefits of a diverse and international education so is excited to be part of the Momo Education team.
“Indeed, MoMo Education is an amazing program and I am certain that it will have a significant impact on all societies around the world, given the nature and diversity of its program and team. I want to express my gratitude to Julia and all the other volunteers, because only through such educational programs can we achieve the ideal of a ‘global village’. We are increasing opportunities for a new generation through critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”
Educational Network For Positive Change
Whether you can contribute your time, expertise, or financial support, everyone has the power to make a difference. At MoMo, we believe in providing equal educational opportunities for ALL children, and we strive to make positive change tangible.
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Digital Educational Exchange Platform (DEEP)
The foundation will start a campaign to partner with eleven new Dutch schools after the May holidays. The campaign will target four primary and seven secondary schools. A summer crowdfunding campaign will run from Friday, June 16, the UN Day of the African Child, until Tuesday, July 18, Nelson Mandela Day. During this period, the “MoMo spreads Love Movement” will be launched at a funding dinner in Amsterdam o Friday, June 30.
Read more about our crowdfunding!