06 December 2023
Organizing transportation in a more sustainable way without building new roads
Developing a plastic-free body scrub with a team of 44 Spanish and Dutch youngsters. That is not something you do every day, but it certainly is fun and educational! Therefore, Jesse Jacobs (14) and his teacher Christien de Kramer of the Jan van Brabant College in Helmond are enthusiastic about their participation in the World Citizenship Academy. This collaborative project for schools from different countries contributes to the internationalization of education in the Brainport Eindhoven region.
For a period of two months, secondary school students from Jan van Brabant College in Helmond and students from Egibide from Araba in Spain, worked on a project about plastic-free body scrub. The goal? Working together across boundaries.
In small groups of four -two students from each country- a plastic-free body scrub was developed. ‘But that product was perhaps more of a side issue,’ says teacher Christien de Kramer. “It was mainly about the process and communication.”
Brainport Eindhoven is becoming increasingly international. That is why the region invests in preparing students in the region for an international future. This is being done on various levels. For example, attention is being paid to the internationalization of child care and primary, secondary and vocational education. The World Citizenship Academy project - working on world citizenship - is an example of this.
The internationalisation of regional education is partly made possible by funding from Regio Deal Brainport Eindhoven.