The fourth Global Children’s Designathon is taking place on 3rd November 2018 at Karkhana, Gyaneshwor. It is an initiative of Designathon Works which is brought to Kathmandu by Karkhana. On this day, 1000 children in 30 cities all around the world, will work in parallel to design creative solutions for ‘Deforestation’, as a part of the Sustainable Development Goal No. 15: Life on Land- as defined by the United Nations.
All participants will research on the theme ‘Deforestation’ and will build prototypes of their ideas using recycled materials, cardboards, mini-motors, glue guns, LED-lights and sensors among others. There will be also an exchange program through an online connection, where the participants will be exchanging their ideas with one another.
The children will be taught with Designathon method, a unique future ready education method which teaches children around the world to use their creativity and design future while using new technologies. As per the Karkhana Wheel, the Kathmandu edition of the designathon will engage students in an iterative process of: Think, Make, Play and Improve; with the primary focus on making.