Who says you have to be a certain age to know enough, or to make important decisions? Nina’s story is a great example that expertise is not a question of age but rather one of pursuing ideas and interests with enthusiasm.
Although it might seem like a great sign of independence to work alone, sometimes it is even better to know when and how to ask for support. At first, something might seem hard or impossible to do. It might be frustrating and very time consuming to tackle something on your own. But be sure that with the help of others you might find new ideas and solutions!
Creative ideas and unusual solutions often come unexpectedly. Sometimes we might have a clear idea of what we want to do and how we are going to solve a problem. However, very often we end up by making something completely different. By getting new inputs and cooperating with others, new and even greater ideas might evolve.
As hard as it may seem sometimes key skills for success are determination, enthusiasm and motivation. Especially, when after a few tries it doesn’t work out and it seems like nothing is going right. But you never know — maybe with the next try you’ll get lucky!
There is the maxim saying that “There is no I in team.”. Rather than interpreting this as saying that everyone in a group has to agree to the same ideas, it is about finding a basis for a great communication. So everyone can participate in the discussion, being reassured that he or she is heard. This might be something that the group develops independently, by themselves.
The best way to learn something is by trying, doing and making. And to make sure knowledge is permanent it takes opportunities to apply it. To gain confidence and flexibility in when and how to use it for solving complex problems and challenges.
This is the success story of Abu Bakar Jahangir. It’s the success story of somebody that understood his strengths and used the opportunities he could see in his living environment — the success story of somebody who built on his strengths and overcame obstacles.
“Young people need to stand up and make a difference as we are the next generation of leaders” – thinks Shalise Leesfield, an 11-year-old girl, who has already started to change the world by making a difference to the environment.
Today DOIT pilots are already in a full swing in different European countries. This time, we want to share a story about a little girl, who hasn’t invented a serious or significant invention so far, but who have made great progress in overcoming her fears and hesitations in the makers’ world.
Children’s empathy is a strong weapon against the biggest worldwide problems. Children have this power because from a child point of view there is always a simple solution to every problem, no matter what. But in order to solve any of this, you should