It all started with a reflection: why are people with power constantly saying “youth are the future”? And why would white men above 50 remain the protagonists when speaking about learning and social change in Europe?
The reflection was transformed into action. We started NOW to create learning spaces that boost the protagonism of young people, that acknowledges the need for diversity and enables young people to create change in their local environments. Since 2016, we have created learning spaces that seek that focus on the development of 21st Century Competencies.
NOW is committed to core values in its work, which are:
NOW services are offered through collaboration with Instituto NOW.
In 2018, NOW co-founders Elis and Rahel created our sister organisation Instituto NOW that is based in Brazil. Instituto NOW is a professionally-oriented organisation that seeks to further develop and pass on the NOW experience in the form of consulting, the development of tools like the NOW App, as well as the creation of new programs.
The Instituto NOW team has since grown and has worked with clients and partners in more than 8 countries. Some of the services Instituto offers are outlined here.
We care about understanding the impact we create with our work.
That is why impact measurement is an important cornerstone of our work. We summarized what
we have learned over the past years in our Impact Reports. You can download them below: