education for social change
We are a non-profit organization that creates educational tools for social impact.
Within a process of collaborative work, we identify social or environmental challenges and create solutions for them.
We design and develop tools and creative experiences for the fields of education and awareness building: games, workshops, e-training, web-based platforms...
... and we continue to innovate!
Smilemundo began in 2011 in Barcelona with a desire to stream our passions, technological knowledge and creativity in the development of educational tools that serve to promote social values.
We work from the ground up with every concept. Beginning with the initial idea, through content creation, graphic design, then production, testing and ending with the implementation.
We enjoy working with other like-minded organizations and joining forces to see a greater social impact. If you are one of them, please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmileUrbo is an interactive role playing game designed to teach players about real world social and environmental challenges. Through group participation and decision-making, the players learn collaboration, win-win negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Our organization develops ideas from the original concept to the finished product. We design games, learning methodologies, webs, animations and communication campaigns.
Our workshops are always based on tailored-made methodologies. Our main focus is on building capacity in groups to better collaborate - the key skill to support grassroots social change and progressive city-making. We also teach how to design innovative educational experiences using Design Thinking approach.
AleksandraFounder and Director
Responsible for strategy, project development and fundraising. My goal is to lead and to coordinate the team in such a way that they reach their maximum creativity and effectiveness, but always having in mind the social impact as a priority. Master of Social Sciences, with Specialization in Resolution of Conflicts and Sustainable Development.
I am in charge of the entity's communication. My work aims to achieve maximum dissemination and visibility for the projects we develop, using the appropriate channels and tools. A degree in Journalism, specializing in communication for global justice and social transformation.
I develop the visual part of each project. My goal is that the projects of Smilemundo have, in addition to a social purpose, a level of design and usability as high as the for profit projects. A Master’s in Social Sciences, and I have also studied design illustration.
Since the beginning, we have been co-creating Smilemundo with more than 100 coworkers and volunteers, from all parts of the world.
We want to especially thank the members of our Board of Directors, Mariola Szek and Justyna Tinc, and the Foundation iWith.org, for helping us to achieve our project take off.
Thanks to all the contributors and volunteers and the work you do to make Smilemundo possible!See our list of acknowledgments
Francesc Bassas - programming
Paulina Maślona - projects
Marta Czuban - graphic design
Andrea Fasolo - programming
Kamila Pydzińska - social media
Joanna Pasjak - accountancy
Carmen Andu, Carlos Andreas, Joanna Bekker, Belén Beloso, Laura Bruna, Antonio Caballero, Nuria Culebras, Paulina Cardinale, Eleonor Crossley, Agata Czerniak, Magda Głowacz, Allie Ground, Miranda Gubbels, Sara González, Liliana Gonzalves, Belén Jarabo, Shawna Jones, Karol Kornet, Monika Łazarkowicz, Carlene Liriano, Leah Mothersbaugh, Liviana Ana Moreno, Alexa Pust, Dani Ramírez, Kelsey Ray, Beata Rybaczewska, Maria Serrato, Danielle Storms, Katarzyna Sulicka, Monica Spychała, Joanna Szostakowska, Karolina Todorowa, Magda Tsartsari, Michal Nassius, Anuska Sampedro, Cristina Sánchez, Clara Sánchez, Matt Sinise, Caroline Quintanar, David Uwakwe, Amanda Wirthlin, Asia Zielińska, Urszula Żurek-Kucharska, Michał Mikłowski, Gabrielle Weininger, Michelle Koo, Victoria Estrada, Justyna Rajtar.
and many, many more who joined us for shorter moments...
Without you it would never work! You rock!
World Summit Youth Award
Sao Paulo (Brasil), 2015
Education and Awareness Building for Development
Diputación de Barcelona, 2013
European Youth Award, 2014
Reimagine Learning, 2014
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