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.
Meet the team
Anne Marie is a NOW learning facilitator based in South Africa.
Chris lives in Switzerland. Besides teaching at university, he works as a coach and author.
Annina, who is based in Colombia, is our learning facilitation expert and part of the NOW Community team.
Claire, from France, is one of the NOW facilitators.
Elis is our program design expert and facilitator based in Brazil. She’s also co-founder of Instituto NOW.
Fernanda is part of the NOW Community project and leads the business development of Instituto NOW in Brazil.
Guto, based in Brazil, is in charge of communications and part of the NOW Community team.
As a learning designer and facilitator, Letícia thrives when working in collaborative settings and is passionate about the power of community learning.
In Turkey we have Hülya participating in the NOW Community project.
Based in Switzerland, Johanna is part of the NOW Community project.
Half photography wizard, half community event organizer, Kriszta is a NOW alumni team member based in Hungary.
Malte is a board member based in South Africa.
Myrta is a NOW facilitator and the president of the organisation. She’s based in Switzerland.
Ömer is a NOW facilitator based in Canada.
Rahel is a board member and co-founder of Instituto NOW. They lead the development of new programs.
Zlatka is a NOW facilitator, board member and a logistics and finance wizard.
Our core values
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.
Click the image above to access the 2019-2021 Impact Report
You can download our previous Impact Reports below: