What if we allowed students to design their own project-based experiences?

Formulate their own questions, connect with relevant experts, and find authentic audiences. What global IMPACT might they have then?

Fardeen Blaq, a 13 year old changemaker and global citizen, started managing his own projects at age 9.

In this episode, I sit down with Fardeen to learn more about his award winning ‘Trailblazers’ and SDG focused ‘Global Blueprint’ Project, and how we as educators can:

  • Provide the time and space for PBL.
  • Mentor students in achieving their project goals.
  • Help students discover their passions
  • Build the capacity in students to grow as global citizens.
  • Get out of the way and help students develop as socially, emotionally, and globally aware citizens on their own.

Learn more about ‘The Global Blueprint’https://www.facebook.com/TheGlobalBlueprint/

Learn more about Fardeen’s Trailblazershttps://www.facebook.com/FardeenTrailblazersB

Free Student Process Guides for Passion Projectshttps://transformschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Student-Guide.pdf

SDG Related Projects: https://transformschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SDG-Development-Guide.pdf

Fardeen’s Bio: 

Fardeen Blaq is a 13 years old changemaker from Nairobi, Kenya

He is the Youngest Diana Awards Recipient in Africa in 2020. In 2021 he was nominated for the Legacy Award. The highest Award in this program.

Fardeen is also a Kids Rights Changemaker.

In 2021 he was nominated and received recognition for being nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize.

He is the HundrED Youth Ambassador for Kenya, and also the Country consultant for 3Dux|Design in Kenya.

He is the Ambassador for his football team, FARDEEN TRAILBLAZERS which he started at the age of 9 together with my father and his production house. Fardeen set my team as an Education through Football program implementing the FIFA Grassroots in Kwale County of Kenya. This was launched in 2017. Fardeen received recognition for the work that he continues to do to meet Global Goal 4 Quality Education.