Miami, FL (USA), June 2017 – simpleshow foundation, a non-profit organization that supports free knowledge in the form of simple open-educational resources (OER), has announced the launch of its volunteer program. In cooperation with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), volunteers are encouraged to help explain the 17 sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030 through simple and entertaining explainer videos.
The volunteer program allows anyone to contribute knowledge and passion to the world through educating viewers on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. Volunteers are invited to sign up for the program and select their topic of choice. They are then given a link to an easy-to-use online video-creator tool that provides training content, as well as tips and tricks regarding the creation of a great explainer video. After creating their explainer video, they can donate it to be featured on and distributed from simpleshow foundation’s channels.
The Foundation was originally founded in 2014 by Morten Sondergaard and simpleshow co-founder Jens Schmelzle, who believes that "sustainable change will be driven by education." Together with a community of volunteer authors, simpleshow foundation has already produced around one hundred explainer videos and has shared them under a creative-commons license. Furthermore, the foundation runs free video workshops for universities, as well as educational projects in cooperation with Wikipedia.
Elisabeth Mandl (Wikimedia Germany) describes her experience with simpleshow foundation: "To get more people inspired about working on Wikipedia, we produced our own explainer videos in collaboration with simpleshow foundation. They explain basic Wikipedia concepts in a very simple way. The collaboration went amazingly, and I’m happy to be working with an organization that, like us, is committed to making the world’s knowledge accessible to everyone."
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