The UK team of The Goldie Hawn Foundation supports MindUP projects across the globe to ensure as many schools as possible benefit from the joy that MindUP brings. We are proud to be working on the following international projects.
Since 2016, the MindUP programme has been implemented in schools in Ireland. Our 4 MindUP consultants serve all communities across the country. We are looking forward to seeing the programme continue to grow and flourish in the Irish primary school community.
Please contact our Lead Training Consultant in Ireland, Breda Kyne, for information on how to bring MindUP to your school: email@example.com
IMPACT IN IRELAND
The Goldie Hawn Foundation continues to work with the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki to support ongoing research projects involving MindUP.
Young Learning Mind Project
This project has been running since 2014 and to date 53 kindergarten groups from 32 schools have participated in the study, involving 828 children and 126 professionals.
Dagis Project | Improving Health and Wellbeing in Preschool
This study is a MindUP-based programme implemented across 2 municipalities and is in 13 kindergartens. Approximately 850 children aged 3 to 6 years old are involved. The aim of the intervention is to narrow socio-economic differences in health behaviours, promote life-long wellbeing by strengthening self-regulatory skills and fostering prosocial behaviours.
Dagis Project aims to be published in 2020.
In 2014 The Goldie Hawn Foundation partnered with The Novak Djokovich Foundation to train and support schools and kindergartens in Serbia. The programme continues to grow and feedback from school principals, teachers and parents is extremely positive. The Novak Djokovich Foundation team manages the project locally and report to the UK, who oversee and support their work.
IMPACT IN SERBIA
In 2014, MindUP was introduced to 5 schools in Perth. A UK MindUP consultant facilitated training and ran conference workshops for headteachers and specialist teachers as part of a project to implement the programme in Western Australia. We continue to support the schools with their MindUP journey.
Read our blog post, A MindUP Journey Down Under for further information.
MindUP was introduced to Hong Kong in 2013. We have a small network of preschools and primary schools implementing MindUP and we continue to follow their journey and support them.
MindUP consultants from the UK have trained several schools in Hong Kong when they visited in 2013 and 2017. Our consultants facilitated MindUP trainings and workshops as part of a project to implement the programme in schools.
– Deirdre McCloskey, School Director, Mills International Preschool