Commitment to Action

Out of Eden Learn - Journeys to Global Understanding

Commitment by

The Abundance Foundation

In 2015, Abundance Foundation committed to scale its Out of Eden Learn program to reach an additional 70,000 students in 50 countries, supported by 3,500 teachers by November, 2017. Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) is a free, open, online learning community that creates the opportunity for students from around the world to accompany Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk: a 21,000-mile, multi-year journey on foot to retrace the migratory pathways of early human ancestors. The program creates an interactive learning platform that promotes 21st century skills and is a unique opportunity for young people to expand global understanding, explore assumptions about their cultures and communities, and address the challenges of modernity and technology in their lives. Through the commitment, Abundance Foundation and its partners will expand and deepen its reach by translating the online platform and tools into Spanish, partnering with technology partners to create a low-bandwidth connectivity option for resource-limited settings, creating an active online discussion forum where former and current OOEL students can exchange experiences and ideas, and developing experiential installations to explore the themes of the walk in collaboration with local communities, artists, and museum and education experts.

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Commitment

Out of Eden Learn - Journeys to Global Understanding

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,600,000

Region

Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Oceania

Countries

ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, Australia, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, Canada, CHINA, COLOMBIA

Commitment by

The Abundance Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Out of Eden Walk, Harvard Graduate School of Education