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Sail for Good Education Kick-off in Helsinki 20.5.2016

News   •   Apr 25, 2016 17:04 GMT

Project's kick-off in Finland will be in Helsinki, on 20 May, 2016. Set the dates, more information coming soon!

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Exporting Finnish education by sailing around the world – kick-off seminar in Istanbul on June 1st, 2016

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2016 20:15 GMT

Finnish and Turkish experts present at the Istanbul event. First of the education seminars is arranged at the Bahcesehir University on June 1st, 2016 from 1 PM to 5.15 PM. The event is hosted by Finpro in co-operation with the Finnish Embassy in Ankara. The welcoming remarks are given by Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to Turkey.

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INVITATION: Imagine if your school was in a sailboat for six years

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2016 12:23 GMT

Sail for Good - Global Classroom Event in Helsinki The Sail for Good – Global Classroom event is the starting signal for a learning and education export project built around the six-year-long sailing voyage around the world. In the event, discussion will be raised about the skills of the future that a school should train children for. Welcome!

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Digital school in a sailboat

News   •   Apr 25, 2016 18:23 GMT

Family of five from Finland has turned their dream; sailing around the world, into large scale education export program. Sail For Good Education is an ecosystem project with over 20 partner companies in education and technology. The start of the expedition is in June 2016 and return to Finland in 2022. Six year epic adventure.

About Sail for Good

Family Sailing Expedition Around The World 2016-2022

Sail For Good expedition is a private initiative based on a sailing adventure around the world during 2016-2022 by Meretniemi family from Finland with three children. The goal is to experiment new ways to utilize technology and digital learning methods to enable education for all children anywhere, anytime.

We want to do our bit and help all children to get education even in the most remote areas in the world. We want Sail For Good Expedition to be experimental development lab for new digital learning methods by using our own family and kids as guinea pigs. We will be "boat schooling" three children who will be between 4 and 14 years during our expedition. We will be traveling extensively in the areas with no digital infrastructure nor easy internet connections. So, it will take bold and fresh technological approaches to find usable, scalable and cost effective solutions.

We want to raise awareness about the possibilities of utilizing technology, internet, digital distance learning methods and games to enable education for all.

If and when we will accomplish this grand circumnavigation of the globe we have made dreams come true at least to ourselves. We will have visited 75 countries in 75 months in six continents. We truly hope that we can make a difference in someone else`s life with our Sail For Good project that will be big part of our expedition.