Creating education learning spaces for kids by kids

For the first time ever, we'll be launching our EduBUILD MASTERS Hackathon  for student teams to address a real-world problem. The 6-week long preparation process will take place from September to October (pre-event at respective schools with special workshop clinics). The final presentation and showcase will happen on 9-10 October at EduTECH & EduBUILD Asia 2018 Expo. 


Our Objective:

To create a platform where children are encouraged to actively explore problems within existing classroom structures, and design solutions for future classrooms with a focus on inclusiveness, learning effectiveness, and creative stimulus.


The Challenge:

Design a future classroom that solves key issues in education that your team has identified.


The Process:


The Timeline:


The Teams:

Each school team will comprise of FIVE students accompanied by a teacher. There will be TWO categories:

Junior Category : For students aged 10-12
Senior Category : For students aged 13-15

Only 10 teams per category will be invited to participate in the hackathon.


The Honour:

Each EduBUILD Masters team will receive:

  • Certificates of participation 
  • Opportunity to present solution to a panel of professional educators within the exhibition
  • Opportunity to showcase Project to visiting educators at dedicated stand/pod

TOP TWO winning teams from each category will also receive:

  • EduBUILD Masters Medal 
  • Opportunity to present to an audience of senior educators on Day 2 of EduTECH Asia / EduBUILD Asia Keynote plenary



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About It takes an island

We are a community platform that helps prepare children for a fast-changing future, by exposing them to learning experiences rooted in real world engagements. Our experience-driven programs and activities currently focus on children 10 to 16 years old who come from every background. Founded in 2017, IT TAKES AN ISLAND derives from the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child,” embodying our belief that learning extends beyond home and school, and that it will take an entire island to help children realise their full potential.

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