"Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow" — Neil deGrasse Tyson
This new UK-based NGO seeks to support pilot projects and a world where everyone has a basic science literacy, bringing greater confidence and empowerment to help solve day to day problems, and understand the technical underpinnings of our lives to bring about social change for the better.
HWDI believes that there must be a fundamental rethinking of how individuals and communities learn. To bring about wider and deeper information landscapes for all, it will work across sectors to establish innovative partnerships between traditional and nontraditional players to address the interdependent challenges of combating ignorance.
- HWDI aligns itself with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, particularly the fourth goal on education - ‘to ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
- Education is a key component of all 17 Agenda 2030 Goals. In agreement with the 2016 Global Education Monitoring report, HWDI believes that fundamentally new approaches must be found to improve participation rates and create a different relationship between society and how it learns.
- HWDI supports the new Global Alliance for Monitoring Learning (GAML) in its objectives to build capacity and ensure adequate financing by partnering with non traditional entities for more coherent and society-wide planning and implementation.
- HWDI believes that everything can be an ‘information delivery system’. Thus public private partnerships and other creative collaborations using product packaging, and different visual, audio and spatial cues will be investigated as aids to learning.