GAME CHANGER (ENG)
How education, technology and climate action change the worldKoen Timmers
In Game Changer, Koen Timmers shows how education, technology and climate action can change the world. How do they interact with each other, and above all: how do they contribute to global solutions for young people worldwide? From the refugee camps in Kakuma in Kenya, to the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle or the school desks in Malawi. From Charlize Theron to Trevor Noah, from NASA to LEGO, from CNN to BBC: where Koen Timmers speaks, people listen carefully. Dr Jane Goodall and Princess Esmeralda of Belgium became his sounding boards and confidants to put the Climate Action Project on the international map.
The goal and result of Koen Timmers’ dedication is a worldwide network of teachers and students who contribute to strong education every day through intercultural exchange. With solution orientation and positive action as the main drivers. In this book we tell the incredible story of Koen Timmers and how he managed to set up the largest educational project in the world with one goal: to fight against inequality. His weapons: education, technology and climate action.
Koen Timmers is the director of Take Action Global, an NGO based in Florida. He was announced by Bill Gates in 2018 as one of the ten best teachers in the world. Koen is an expert in the use of technology in education and he spoke about this in four continents. Sustainability and technology in education are the common thread in his professional life. Koen has already worked with the UN, LEGO, WWF and NASA. His projects have received media attention at Financial Times, BBC, CNN and National Geographic, and are supported by David Attenborough, Prince William, the Dalai Lama and President Santos of Colombia, among others.