Free courses and challenges for young people who want to help build a sustainable future

What FIDA Can Offer You

We believe in the power of education to transform the future. We also think there’s a compelling alternative to traditional classroom teaching and exams. FIDA will give you opportunities to tackle real-world challenges rooted in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through creative thinking and collaboration with experts from industry and universities. All our projects and courses are designed for young people of school age and are available free of charge.

Ready to Solve Global Challenges?

Choose from 17 different challenges and courses - one for each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.‍

Online SQA Courses

Use our free online SQA exam courses to help you broaden your subject choices.

Events and Competitions

Come to an event or take part in one of our competitions.

Teacher Toolbox

Resources for teachers to support delivery of courses in school.


My Community, My Food

Delicious recipe using sustainable local foods, created by two S5 pupils
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A Bioplastic Future

An S4 participant from Glasgow making her own bioplastic
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My Community, My Food

This terrific recipe won its creator a day in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant
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Clean Hands, Good Health

An S5 participant's ideas for an innovative handwashing station
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Monumental Reimagining

A sustainable natural monument designed by an S5 participant
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Worms for Waste

A novel design for a wormery created by an S5 participant
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By understanding the world around them through a range of different perspectives and disciplines, students can design meaningful responses to the complex challenges that we face.

Ian Munro

Co-founder of FIDA and Rector of Dollar Academy

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