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Grand Coalition - Pledge of Adobe

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Extend the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) programme to at least 4 new countries in Europe in the next 2 years, reaching at least 500 educators and 22500 additional students by the end of 2015.
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Adobe Foundation is pledging to extend the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) programme to at least 4 new countries in Europe in the next 2 years, with the aim of extending the programme coverage to at least 500 educators and 12,500 pupils annually, meaning that they will reach 500 educators in total and 22,500 additional students by the end of 2015. Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) programme currently reaches approximately 5,000 youths and 200 educators in Europe. 

Adobe Foundation works with nonprofit education partners across the world to teach young students to develop original digital content and in the process to foster critical creative skills which increase employability and ignite their passion to make a difference.

Under the programme:

Youths learn:

  • Improved technology skills and information and media literacy skills
  • Improved communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and problem solving skills

Educators learn:

  • Increased engagement and excitement for learning
  • Understand connection between their learning and its relevance to their life and future
  • Increased self-confidence, pride in their abilities, and hope for their future
  • Gain a stronger belief in themselves and the power of their creative voice
  • Improved technology and media making skills
  • Improved ability to foster creativity and engage youth in student-centered learning
  • Gain a deeper understanding of their students, their capabilities, and the issues that are important to them
  • Achieve professional growth and revitalization of their practice
  • Bringing global perspectives into their teaching and learning

Partners

Adobe works with local education partners to deliver the programme in each country. These include Eastside Educational trust in the UK, and TechSpace in Ireland. Local partners coordinate the training of individual educators and provide support for their ongoing activities.

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