• LEARNING OUTSIDE THE BOX

  • EMBRACE DIVERSITY

  • A JOURNEY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

  • TAILOR-MADE EDUCATION

  • INTERCONNECTING THE DOTS

  • A CLASSROOM IN THE CLOUDS

THIS IS NOW

We are an organization that believes that everyone should have access to meaningful learning opportunities. We understand diversity as a key for our growth and for developing solutions for global and local challenges. For us, social change can’t wait and there is no better time to take action than NOW.

LEARN

NOW creates an out of the box learning environment where everyone involved is learning and teaching at the same time.

 

CHANGE

NOW experiences empower people to change themselves and the world around them.

 

GROW

NOW connects individuals and organizations to multiply their impact and pollinate the world with positive actions.

 

WE OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR…

Expand your horizon

Expand your horizon

Join the NOW Journey for six months of fun, learning and leading social change.
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Young people aged 18-25

Empower your volunteers

Empower your volunteers

Give your volunteers the unique opportunity to become changemakers within your organization.
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Volunteer organizations

Strengthen your facilitation skills

Strengthen your facilitation skills

Join our 3-day Facilitathon and improve the way you interact with groups.
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Facilitators, educators and youth workers

  • “At one point I felt like I was just peeling onions in the kitchen while everybody else was doing social change. But then my team members reminded me of the impact our food had on the participants’ reflections about their eating habits, I realized that actually peeling onions can make this world a tiny bit better.”

    Johanna about her experience as head of the kitchen at the NOW Encounter

  • “I am a Woman, I am an African, I am Arab and I am Muslim. For some people, those are the worst characteristics a human being could have. But what do they actually know about any of these things?”

    From Ghizlane’s Learning Diary

  • “People learn in different ways, at different paces, and have different needs in their learning processes. There is no ‘one size fits all’ in education.”

    Elis on the NOW educational approach

  • “We cannot be active in all spheres and areas where social change is needed, but we can become allies”

    Rahel about ally-ism and living our values

  • “We cared for each other’s learning and engaged in honest and powerful feedback sessions.”

    Jana about the first Facilitathon

  • “On the 6th day of the NOW Encounter, we discovered our privileges. … Reality hit me.”

    Gerttu about the NOW Encounter

  • “Being authentic in this world, where we have learned to be strong and project ourselves is really not an easy task. But once you have experienced the strength that comes with it, there is something awakening inside of you.”

    Wouter about the use of coaching within NOW

  • “I put more work into NOW than I actually had time and energy for, just because I was so passionate about the project and I felt the work was important and needed to be done.”

    Annina talking to Ömer about work-life balance

  • “Toggl is part of our wellbeing policy in which each team member pledges time to the organization and we use Toggl to track how much that person actually worked.”

    Rahel about the tools that NOW uses for collaboration

THE NOW PILLARS

We believe that everyone should learn according to their own pace, interests and possibilities. We meet our participants where they are at and enable them to grow through coaching and peer-to-peer learning.
We believe that everyone should learn according to their own pace, interests and possibilities. We meet our participants where they are at and enable them to grow through coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Not only do we encourage our participants to think outside of the box, but we also create a learning environment that stimulates each person’s creativity and unique expression.
Not only do we encourage our participants to think outside of the box, but we also create a learning environment that stimulates each person’s creativity and unique expression.

ACTIVATED CREATIVITY

NOWers learn anywhere and from anyone. In our programs we combine the best elements of offline and online learning.
NOWers learn anywhere and from anyone. In our programs we combine the best elements of offline and online learning.

CLASSROOM IN THE CLOUDS

Social change is at the core of NOW. We use changemaking as a learning tool and connect young people to create impactful actions locally.
Social change is at the core of NOW. We use changemaking as a learning tool and connect young people to create impactful actions locally.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

The NOW learning is based on the diversity of its participants. We use intercultural learning that goes beyond differences and commonalities among national identities.
The NOW learning is based on the diversity of its participants. We use intercultural learning that goes beyond differences and commonalities among national identities.

INTER-DIVERSITY LEARNING

Our participants explore how their local realities are interconnected globally and how issues and challenges can inspire each other globally. We link causes and challenges in the world using system thinking as a basis.
Our participants explore how their local realities are interconnected globally and how issues and challenges can inspire each other globally. We link causes and challenges in the world using system thinking as a basis.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

 

NOW HAS BEEN FEATURED IN

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Walking the diversity talk
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Dünyanın her yerinden ...
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Wie man Träume...
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From YES Experience to Developing NOW...
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Article (German)

Interkulturelles Lernen neu gedacht
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Article (French)

Article (French)

Comment reúnir recontre interculturelle, inclusion, diversité e changemaking dans 1 seul projet.
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Mladi BH učesnici na NOW putovanju...
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Article (German)

NOW - die Jugend ist jetzt
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Flow: How to create an inclusive e-learning experience...
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