Global Shapers Minsk Hub’s team members Yauheni Pugach, Anastasiya Baglay and Maksim Kublitski successfully performed in the social projects contest.
On December 15, Global Shapers Minsk hub presented its project at the Social Weekend final. It is about organizing a first teachers unconference, EdCamp (Education Camp) in Belarus. Key idea of the event is to bring together Belarusian teachers aimed at improving the country’s educational system.
The Hub’s EdCamp project was chosen to be among TOP 15 out of 140 Social Weekend projects. The project has received partial financial support from the Social Weekend organizers.
The term unconference is used to indicate that the event does not have a rigid structure. Instead, the participants themselves determine what they are going to discuss, and they do not pay the registration fee. EdCamp is supposed to become the platform for teachers to share their experience.
The first EdCamp took place in the US in 2010. Since that time, around 1.000 events with tens of thousands teachers were held in 26 countries. Two big EdCamps took place in Kharkiv, Ukraine.