Who we are

We are FIDA – the Futures Institute at Dollar Academy. We share innovative learning experiences to help build a sustainable future.

What are we offering?

We are offering alternatives to traditional subject-based learning, in which you will have the opportunity to tackle real-world problems with a clear focus on sustainability.  All our courses and projects meet three key objectives:

• They are underpinned by one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;

• They will ask you to think creatively and draw upon different areas of your knowledge and learning;

• They will give you the opportunity to hear from experts from industry and universities who are driving change towards a sustainable future.

Why are we doing this?

We believe in the power of education to bring positive change and help build a sustainable future for our planet and its people. We also believe that education is about more than classroom teaching and exams, important though those are. We want to offer something different – an immersive, creative, collaborative approach to learning, that enables school pupils to work together with leading experts to develop the solutions of the future.

Open access to educational experiences is at the heart of what we do, and all our projects, courses and materials are available free of charge to any young person who would benefit, as well as their teachers.

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