On January 19th, the Tr@ms Foundation and MyMachine Global presented the MyMachine Catalonia project and the four "dream machines", created by primary school students from the foundation's partner schools (Escola Goar, Escola Petit Món Bastida and Escola Gem), in collaboration with undergraduate students from Elisava and vocational training students from the Institut de Vic (iVic). MyMachine Catalonia is part of MyMachine Global, a project that is carried out in 17 countries and has an impact on more than 17,000 students and teachers around the world. The project has been awarded prizes in the education sector on a global scale and has received support from the United Nations, HundrED Finland, World Summit Awards, Reimagine Education awards, Sir Ken Robinson and Sir Richard Branson.
This initiative aims to foster collaborative design through an innovative and fun way of learning, where children imagine and create the machines of their dreams. This collaboration between primary schools, universities and technical schools allows students from different educational stages to engage in real projects while developing skills such as resourcefulness and commitment. It shows them that ideas that emerge in the classroom can have an impact in real life.
The project presentation, which took place at Elisava's facilities, was an opportunity to learn more about a unique and authentic initiative that brings children's imagination to the centre. The inauguration included a talk by the collaborating entities' representatives, as well as the dream machines come true.
About the Tr@ms Foundation
The Tr@ms Foundation is a non-profit organisation declared of educational utility, which brings together schools so as to make innovation a central identitary element. The Foundation collaborates with educational institutions, universities and companies in the technology sector, working for the global extension of innovation.