The HundrED initiative is an exciting new project started by the Finnish government as a part of the country’s centennial celebration. The project’s goal is to identify potential innovations in the field of education being developed in Finland, and help showcase them and foster their growth. That project got a major boost earlier this week, as Nokia (News - Alert), a global communications provider, announced that they will be joining the project as the main sponsor for 2017.
The project has actually been in motion for the better part of the year, identifying 100 potential sources for innovation in education in and around Finland. These are already being employed in classrooms across the country, but only on a small scale. The goal from the project is now to expand the use of these practices and allow educators worldwide to see ways that they can improve their classroom experience.
This will all come to a head in the fall of this year. The HundrED project will organize seminars across the globe to showcase the various innovations of Finnish educators, that teachers across the world will be able to access for free through Nokia’s communications services. The goal will be to spread these educational innovations across the world.
“The world of education is full of great innovations and grassroots best practices which deserve greater attention. We want to help spread these innovations across the globe,” said Saku Tuominen, the creative director of the HundrED project. Tuominen also commented on the value of adding Nokia as a sponsor, saying, “Having a global brand such as Nokia as the main sponsor is extremely important as it helps us achieve our goal of helping schools around the world to change for the better.”
Nokia’s sponsorship of the HundrED initiative is a great example of a brand using its strengths to help do some good. Nokia’s next generation communication services are perfectly equipped to spread the message of the HundrED project across the globe. Nokia’s partnership is definitely a huge boost to the initiative.
Edited by Alicia Young