It’s been another exciting month for the Bantani Education team! As we welcome the sunny days of July, we’re thrilled to share our latest updates from June with you. Dive in and see what we’ve been up to. 

Croeso i Bantani Cymru

We’re excited to welcome our sister company, Bantani Cymru, to this edition of Bantani Buzz. Bantani Cymru, a community interest company, collaborates with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and us to create sustainable social and cultural value through lifelong learning and innovation. They inspire entrepreneurial learning across Wales, leveraging networks of over 1,200 educators and 1,000 UWTSD graduate start-ups to energise local community initiatives. 

Follow Bantani Cymru on LinkedIn, Facebook and X to stay updated on their impactful work and initiatives. 

Cynefin – Battle of Gower 

On the 20th of June, Bantani Cymru celebrated the Cynefin event, a remarkable gathering of our wonderful community in Swansea. This event, launched last year by Bantani Cymru, brought together a partnership of schools, IICED, UWTSD, and volunteers across Swansea to create an ambitious and creative shared learning project. Held at Oystermouth Castle, the project focuses on local community heritage and culture, exploring the theme of Cynefin – our shared sense of people, place, heritage, and belonging. 

This year, they once again gathered enthusiastic pupils and teachers to celebrate Cynefin and their shared sense of place and heritage. Learn more about this event by reading last year’s event blog on the Bantani Cyrmu website.  

Entrecomp4Youth project’s Master Trainers Training 

From June 3rd to 5th, Bantani Education organised an impactful Master Trainers Training in Amman, Jordan. Eight dedicated participants were carefully selected: four by the Jordan River Foundation based in Jordan and four by Sharek Youth Forum based in the West Bank, Palestine. Participants explored the principles of EntreComp, which frames entrepreneurship as the ability to act on opportunities and ideas to create value—whether financial, cultural, or social. Read more about the training here.  

Working Breakfast: ‘Unlocking Potential: Solopreneurs Advancing Europe’s Economy’

On the 26th of June, Elin McCallum, Bantani Education Director, participated in an enlightening discussion titled “Unlocking Potential: Solopreneurs Advancing Europe’s Economy,” a working breakfast organised by SME Connect in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee. It was a great opportunity to share and exchange ideas, encouraging innovation and creating supportive environments for one-person companies. You can now read the blog about this discussion on the SME Connect website. 

Supporting SCAFFOLD in the DARYA project: Webinars concluded

We are supporting ETF to introduce SCAFFOLD through the DARYA project – creating professional development programmes for educators and trainers in how to use this innovative set of cards to revolutionise teaching. Working with hundreds of educators and training, we have now come to the end of the first phase of webinars and in-person training. Not heard of SCAFFOLD yet? It is a deck of 102 cards created to support educators in designing learning activities and guiding them step-by-step – from planning to assessment. All about making innovative learning and using key competences that bit easier for teachers. The tool design was led by Olena Bekh of ETF and Margherita Bacigalupo of JRC (visit the ETF website for more details). It is now being taken up by schools and teachers across Europe as well as in the DARYA project in Central Asia.

The DARYA SCAFFOLD project made significant progress in June. We successfully concluded our webinar series, bringing together over 320 participants from across Central Asia. All materials are now accessible via our two new websites – one for trainers and one for educators.

But that’s not all, DARYA is now gearing up for an upcoming competition to recognise the best applications of SCAFFOLD. The categories are: Green, Digital, Entrepreneurial, and Educator Team Submissions. We will have more news soon. For more information about the project, visit our blog, where you can also find more details about the SCAFFOLD cards.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Forum on ESD 

On the 27th and 28th of June Elin McCallum, was a panellist and moderator at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Forum on ESD – Empowering Youth for Sustainable Futures: Entrepreneurship Education and Youth Engagement, held in the beautiful city of Limassol, Cyprus. The forum was a dynamic platform for diverse stakeholders to engage in discussion and exchange ideas on how entrepreneurship education can empower young people to shape a sustainable future.  
At Bantani Education, we are grateful to be part of such an inspiring forum, as our mission is to drive entrepreneurial and creative lifelong learning, ensuring high-quality and accessible entrepreneurial opportunities for all. Education for the sustainable development goals is at the centre of our work.

Join us for Being Entrepreneurial 2024 – Innovate Learning   

At Bantani Education, we are thrilled to announce that we will be organising the Being Entrepreneurial Conference. Following the success of our events in 2022 and 2023, Bantani Education and The EntreComp Community are delighted to bring Being Entrepreneurial back to Brussels for 2024. 

This year, our focus is on ‘Innovate Learning,’ where we will discuss emerging EdTech tools, ways educators can support the development of entrepreneurial skills, and strategies for driving change across the education sector. 

Learn all about Being Entrepreneurial 2024 and secure your spot now. 

That’s all for this month, we are already looking forward to the updates we will share for July. While you’re waiting, don’t forget to check out the latest EntreComp Community Newsletter for July and Inspiring Thoughts article, this month brought to you by Arantza Arruti from University of Deusto.