MoMo Education by Sister Schools Foundation offers a two-year digital educational exchange program for students aged 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 years from schools on both sides of the wealth divide. The full program consists of three six-week teaching blocks each year.
These 18 lessons are accessible through DEEP, our safe and online learning environment. Students work together on assignments, share their learning experiences and insights, and meet each other through live chats in groups or one-on-one. Teachers are informed via online training before each teaching block about the project that the students will be carrying out in the next block.
The goals and outcomes include:
Practising English and creative communication skills
Increasing digital literacy and media literacy
Clarifying democratic culture, freedom and equality, and power and participation
Addressing sustainability, globalisation, and technological citizenship
By exchanging information, knowledge, and experiences with peers from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, students gain a broader perspective on reality and a better understanding of their own world.
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.
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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.
In a globalized world participation of our young citizens will help find solutions for wicked problems.A sustainable society is formed by critical, creative and enterprising citizens, who can work together across differences. 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’s Community is strongly connected in their efforts to connect schools worldwide. MoMo Education is being offered by the Sister Schools foundation and is making use of a Digital Educational Exchange Platform (DEEP). Here assignments and (multimedia) files are exchanged and teachers and students connect through video conference and chat.
In a globally connected and digital educational learning environment knowledge, experiences and views are exchanged between pupils of the Sister Schools network. Staff, volunteers, stakeholders and the board of Sister Schools are shaping a learning network organization that promotes educational innovation on a global scale. The shared dream of creating equal opportunities in education and consequently combatting inequality, is of vital importance for many children.Signup for our newsletter
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For primary schools, the exchange with our sister schools involve theatre, dance, drawings, photos, singing and other visual storytelling and art projects. Basic English is taught to the children, but most of the exchange will be done through visual storytelling techniques. The pupils will also create a mini Me-Book where they can showcase their online profiles to their counterparts from the Sister School in Kenya. The programme will be spread over 3 blocks of 6 weeks during the year. Your school can also choose to work on the sister schools projects during a special week project, or as an extracurricular activity.
All learners will become Engaged Thinkers: Critical thinking, problem solving, Creativity and Innovation.
Ethical Citizens: Social Responsibility, Cultural, Global and Environmental Awareness, Intercultural Communication.
Develop Entrepreneurial Spirit: Digital & Media Literacy, Personal Management & Leadership and Collaboration
For Secondary schools it is possible to integrate the project during computer class, English, Art or STEM lessons, or any other class focussing on Global citizenship. Some schools also offer it as a free elective activity during school hours, for pupils who like to have an extra challenge and work on their international skills.
For all schools, independent of level and/or age group Sister Schools offers the possibility to create a programme which fits the school’s needs. For example, your school would like to help build a school in Kenya and connect with the community leaders and school coordinators for a longer period of time, we have the right schools for you. But also, if you like to be in contact with a highly equipped Kenyan school and have high level English exchanges between the students, that is also possible.
For both Primary and Secondary schools, the programme offers the possibility to work with thematic lesson blocks. After 6 lessons the pupils will have a tangible result. Up till now lessons have been developed in the following categories (see frame). Once the sister schools are in contact, they decide together with their coordinator which project blocks / lessons will be offered to the pupils. There is a possibility to have a first encounter before signing up for a two year commitment and partnership.
We reach out to organisations with the right mindset, knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development in the field of digital, international educational support.
We especially raise awareness on subjects like WASH (Water, Sanitation, Health), WASTE, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender equality and the important role of education, didactics and pedagogical methods in issues related to (mental) health.