How we got here.
Both Dr. Jennifer Williams and Koen Timmers have been teaching for more than 20 years. Based on different continents, they’ve been researching technology-enhanced learning, authoring several books, speaking at large conferences, and focusing on sustainability.
Goals Project & Project Kakuma
Passionate about the Global Goals, Jennifer launched the #TeachSDGs community and the Goals Project. After having a Skype call with a Kenyan consultant, Koen started teaching refugee students through video calls and soon after invited other teachers to join the initiative he founded: the Kakuma Project.
Thirty years ago they probably wouldn’t have connected and would’ve kept making change in their own countries. But through social media, they were able to support each other’s missions from a distance.
Then, in 2017, they wondered: what if they could use their expertise and networks to launch global educational projects, allowing students and teachers not only to focus on issues but also to take action on those issues?
So in 2018, they met in Brussels and joined forces, deciding to mobilize globally through climate education and student action. It was then that Take Action Global (TAG) was born.
Since then, TAG has grown into a community of 2.5+ million students and teachers. TAG has worked with WWF, NASA, UN, the Jane Goodall Institute, and more, to provide quality education experiences to people in some of the poorest places on earth.
In 2020, TAG officially went all-in on environmental education, growing its team and impact to meet the needs of this global moment.