Young people from all around the world can now work together to solve global challenges at Panka. Through our networks the studies will help to influence the decision makers around the world.
There are few opportunities for young people to actually dedicate their full attention and time to solve global or even local problems. We at Panka acknowledge the huge potential the young people have to make a difference in the world.
Panka offers an exchange year or gap year program for young people aged between 13-17. The program involves identifying, researching, planning, debating and working together with the Panka staff members to come up with solutions for various global challenges.
LIFE AT PANKA
As the students and staff members all live in the community, we will learn to solve common problems and take care of each other and foster a family atmosphere.
Every student and staff member has equal power in the school meeting, where decisions concerning the everyday running of the school will be made. Listening and appreciating others’ thoughts is central.
We welcome students currently in middle or secondary level education and also homeschoolers. We offer an exciting year of phenomena-based studies in cooperation with local schools.
TRUST AND COOPERATION
At Panka the students are trusted to make their own decisions regarding the work they’re doing and the responsibilities they’re taking. We will build a non-hierarchical community based on cooperation and sharing.
SOLVING GLOBAL CHALLENGES
At Panka we study global phenomena, not subjects. We do actual research to make a change in the world.
Our mission is to offer young people a platform to influence global affairs, connect young people with the decision makers and to find creative solutions for global challenges.
The best education in the World
Panka is based on a modern understanding of learning and education. Participation and authenticity are seen as key factors in learning. Based in Finland, where education is already top of the world, we want to raise the bar even higher.
At the Panka Center we offer a co-working and co-living space for 10 people, who wish to work in an inspiring and youthful social environment but who also wish to have clean nature and peace around them.
We offer a good Internet connection, several working stations to choose from, three daily meals and comfortable rooms.
OUR SUPPORT TEAM
International Advisory Boards
Panka has a broad spectrum of educators, researchers, business people and world changers supporting the project on the Advisory Boards.See the Advisory Boards
Panka Academy Association is the background organization of Panka Center. We are currently building a core team to get everything running and ready for the upcoming school year.Panka Academy Association
Panka Project Coordinator
Chariperson of Panka Academy Association
Teacher, Adult Educator
Alexandra Ewa Berg
Founding member of Turku Phoenix School
High School Teacher
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Disclaimer: Background video features clips from “2050 – A Documentary”.
You can find the full documentary on YouTube.