Mathematics is still considered by many students as a difficult subject that is vaguely linked to reality, although, paradoxically, many believe that maths is necessary to solve problems, especially problems of everyday life.
Most (The bridge) is our latest creation: a cooperative board game in which players must jointly rebuild a settlement destroyed in the wake of a flood. During the game, they must cross the bridge, find the necessary materials to repair the damage suffered and get away in time from the storms.
We have started working on a project with which we want to transform the teaching of mathematics in European primary schools. Added value wants to reorient the way in which this subject has traditionally been taught, away from its more theoretical and abstract approach.
The Smilemundo corporate report for 2016 is available on the Transparency Section on our website. Following the transformation process started two years earlier, we have intensified the diversification of our activity between our own projects and services that we offer to third parties.
We have started a program with the municipality of Słupsk to support the creation of a social and solidarity economy network in this city. A delegation from the town hall led by its mayor Robert Biedroń visited Barcelona to learn firsthand about some successful practices in the area.
One of our last projects was requested by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) who asked us to design a training methodology that could be used by the representants of local and regional governments to locate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We have started a process of transnational cooperation with the Citizens’ Initiatives Center in Słupsk to explore and transfer good practices on social economy from Barcelona to this municipality in northern Poland. Within this collaboration framework, we plan to develop several projects.
The City Council of Granollers wants to promote a space for citizen, political and academic debate around the great global challenges presented by local and democratic governance in the 21st century. Smilemundo is responsible for supporting the initiative, through the design and programming of communication materials.
A Polish company teaches its employees communication and collaboration through SmileUrbo’s simulation workshops
We have recently developed some training workshops for employees in the electronics sector in Poland. Created in 1990 and now going through an expansion phase, the firm has more than 200 stores in 118 cities in this country, employing around 6,000 employees.
If we had to choose only two adjectives to describe how the year 2015 was for Smilemundo, we would highlight the words ‘challenging’ and ‘profitable’. And if we had to look for a noun that summarizes the most important thing in those months, without any doubt this would be ‘consolidation’.