Engineer the future.
The Sparklelab Fellowship is a nine-month intensive program open to young people between the ages of 11 to 16 years. The program provides personalized learning experiences where fellows explore their interests, hone skills, develop new ways of being and understanding the world around them.
The program empowers young people to develop, implement and test actual projects of impact in their own communities, becoming agents of positive change and developing their capacity as leaders.
Every day, young people from around the world confront a myriad of problems. These problems range from access to adequate health care, clean water and sanitation; lack of education and employment opportunities; to displacement due to armed conflicts and natural disasters.
It is our firm belief that young people (1.8 billion strong!) can revolutionize the world around them: imagining innovative solutions to problems both local and global and transforming challenge into opportunity.
Dream Engine fellows possess passion, grit, creativity and an affinity for lifelong learning. They are sincerely committed to being a force of positive change in the world around them. They have the ability to dream up bold, new ideas and are unafraid of challenging the status quo.
Participants focus on a specific problem in the any of the following areas: diversity and democratic citizenship; renewable energy; education or public health.
The Fellowship Program is especially focused on youth development. Fellows partake in personalized learning experiences that allow them to pursue their interests, hone their skills, develop new ways of being and understanding the world around them so they become a force of positive change in their communities.
The SparkleLAB Fellowship Program is a nine month intensive open to young people between the ages of 10 to 15. The program empowers young people to develop projects of impact and become agents of positive change.
The Fellowship Program is structured around the following core activities:
Throughout the fellowship, young people engage in meaningful interactions with key figures in design, technology and social enterprise. These interactions may take place in the form of lectures and brown bag discussions; monthly symposia; corporate visits; an online forum and one-on-one mentoring. Furthermore, through a series of excursions, interviews and focus group discussions with pertinent stakeholders and through cycles of design, testing and iteration, fellows come to a deeper understanding of the issue they are exploring and utilize feedback gathered to inform their work.
Sparklelab’s team of researchers, designers, educators and technologists
Sparklelab’s partners, co-founders and co-conspirators
Sparklelab’s Board of Advisors
Throughout the program, fellows engage in specific practices that equip them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions critical for success in the 21st century. Fellows undergo formative and summative assessments throughout the program, which are conducted by their mentors, their peers and themselves.
RESEARCHING. FINDING INSPIRATION
EXPLORING. TINKERING. EXPERIMENTING
DESIGNING. CREATING. PROCEDURAL THINKING
DESIGNING. CREATING. PROCEDURAL THINKING
LEARNING BY DOING
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
The ability to analyze is reinforced with opportunities to make connections, and through the learning’s and understandings gleaned, develop innovative solutions to a myriad of problems.
READING & WRITING
nominate a fellow
Do you know of a young person capable of changing the world?
Tell us about your dreams and how you have engineered them into reality.
Who are we willing to hedge our bets on to create positive change in the world around them?
- Annual Fees
- Scholarship & Financial Aid
|Sparklelab Program Offering||Learning Domains||Course Hours||Participant's Age||Fee|
|Gamemakers||Game Design and Development||40 hours per workshop cycle||7 to 18||15,000|
|The Toy Mill||Design, Engineering, Digital Fabrication, Code||40 hours per workshop cycle||7 to 18||15,000|
|Stitches & Circuits||Soft circuits, e-textiles, wearable technology||40 hours per workshop cycle||7 to 18||15,000|
|Get Reel||Animation, film and new experiences in storytelling||40 hours per workshop cycle||7 to 18||15,000|
|Spark||Robotics, electronics, digital fabrication, physical computing||40 hours per workshop cycle||7 to 18||15,000|
|MakerLAB||All of the above||3 hours per workshop
Participants may join 4, 8 or an unlimited number of workshops in a month
Includes access to clubs, Sparklelab’s libraries and resources, and special events such as game night, design challenge competitions, film series
|7 to 100||Silver P2,900
Gold P5, 900
|Dream Engine Fellowship Program||In-depth study of a problem area: Health, Peace and Security, Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation and Relief, Education
Combined with a
Technology, design and media arts program
|12 month intensive||11 to 17||P100,000|