Practice days

CO2mpensation and awareness-raising

During practice days, students put their knowledge to practice within the theme of the environment.

Student using tablet during theme day

How does it work?

Digital education with environment as theme

Kenya’s education system only tests factual knowledge. Students hardly learn to put what they learn to practice. In that way they miss vital 21st-century skills which enable them to be successful in further studies or on the labour market. Digital literacy is one of those necessary skills.

DEAN supports schools with the introduction of this competence-oriented education. The practice days form part of this support. During these days, students learn to put their knowledge to practice. ‘The environment’ was chosen as theme, because we are of the opinion that environmental awareness also is one of the 21st-century skills.

During the practice days students plant trees around the school. You can compensate your CO2 footprint by sponsoring one or more of these practice days.

Impact practice days since September 2019

273

students

12

teachers

6

schools

186

trees

4092

kg CO2 per year

How does CO2mpensation work?

A practice day at a school costs 400 euros. 30 children planting 50 trees take part in a practice day. On average, each tree compensates 22 kg of CO2 per year.

You can contribute any amount you like and compensate CO2 in that way. You receive a certificate for each contribution, stating the amount of CO2 you compensated. Indicate your interest using the form to the right. We will contact you to make further arrangements.

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Environmental awareness as a competence

We are of the opinion that environmental awareness is one of the 21st-century skills, because it makes students aware of the consequences of their choices. In today’s, but certainly tomorrow’s society environmental aspects are increasingly important and it is necessary to act more responsibly.

By using the environment as a theme to develop digital literacy and 21st-century skills we contribute to this environmental awareness. Additionally, we ensure an immediately visible result by greening the surroundings of the school. This provides more pleasant surroundings with more shadow, and less wind and dust. In the long term the trees also supply edible fruits to complement school lunches.

21st-century skills

21st-century skills are competences students need to successfully take part in tomorrow’s society. This concerns skills like thinking critically, thinking creatively, problem-solving, basic IT skills, information skills, computational thinking and media literacy.

The often-used term ‘digital literacy’ is a combination of skills such as computational thinking, basic IT skills, media literacy and information skills.

  • STUDENTS WORK IN A GROUP AND WITH A TABLET TO CARRY OUT TASKS.

  • STUDENTS WORK IN A GROUP AND WITH A TABLET TO CARRY OUT TASKS.

  • DEAN TRANSPORTS THE TREES TO BE PLANTED TO THE SCHOOL.

  • STUDENTS PLANT THE TREES.

  • STUDENTS PLANT THE TREES.

  • A GOOD RESULT AFTER A JOB WELL DONE

Africa Wood Grow

Africa Wood Grow

Dean cooperates with Africa Wood Grow. They have a lot of experience in reforestation and greening in Kenya. Africa Wood Grow advised DEAN on how to plant trees near the schools. They also take care of the planting of trees in a reforestation project in Kenya in addition to the trees planted near the schools.

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