The Story Behind It
The audio-visual methods nowadays empower children
to create and express their own story. To get their voice heard. To learn – about themselves and others. About a culture. To practice a language. They can help children design their own hero’s journey & act upon it until they turn into the best versions of themselves.
First of its kind in Luxembourg, and, who knows, maybe the rest of the world, we are both a kindergarten for children 0 to 4 years old, as well as a creative social network for children 5 to 11 years old.
We put all our efforts in teaching children how to watch, process and create their own media so that they don’t buy into commercials and are empowered to share their own message with the world and with the future adult version of themselves. Therefore we use participatory film making workshops and related age-specific film activities to help children understand and get one step closer to the hero version they oftentimes watch in movies and dream to be.
Our aim is children’s personal development through the means of the audio-visual. And we’ll do this on all levels: from nutrition to cultivating healthy relationships with their peers and families.
Being specialised in film production & media literacy, Andra, the inventor & founder of 2030, WHEN i GROW UP, created this creative platform & workshops for children to express themselves – to have their saying, rather than buying into what the media sells them and growing up with false expectations of reality. Today she is accompanied by a team of highly-skilled film-makers and educators andRomain, her husband, who supports the workshops both with inspiring content as well as general support. Further to this, depending on the workshop, different collaborators such Anh Tho have come to back-up the team.
So far 2030, WHEN i GROW UP has met with great success – both in Romania’s hospitals, where the workshops were first launched, as well as in Luxembourg.
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