Mightifier partners with Nordic International School of Lima
Mightifier has partnered with the Nordic International School of Lima to promote social-emotional learning for students attending their early childhood education program. Mightifier provides teachers with a flexible toolset to support their daily activities for developing social-emotional skills.
The Nordic International School of Lima seeks to bring the best of the Nordic educational model to Latin America, with an aim to develop fairer, more sustainable, and more innovative societies.
Maria Ruuskanen, School Director of the Nordic International School of Lima, comments:
“It is estimated that future jobs will require certain skills that are not only academic but relate to social-emotional learning. With this in mind, we have partnered with a Finnish company, Mightifier, to offer our students the opportunity to develop the crucial future skills, and motivate them to keep them up for the rest of their lives.”
School director Maria Ruuskanen is a Finnish researcher and university lecturer at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas UPC in Lima, specializing in education policy, media literacy and educational leadership. Between 2012 and 2020 she worked as Chief Advisor at the Finnish Embassy in Lima, responsible for education sector cooperation.
According to Ruuskanen the focus on social and emotional skills becomes even more important during a pandemic.
“Peruvian children are facing a second consecutive year of remote learning in 2021, which is taking a toll on them emotionally. Small children need to feel somehow connected to their peers and learn how to recognise and communicate different feelings in these challenging times. Our aim at the Nordic International School is to offer our students an opportunity to feel joyful, amazed, challenged and cared for. The methodology developed by Mightifier helps us do that in this exceptional year of remote learning.”
Mervi Pänkäläinen, CEO of Mightifier says:
“We are so excited to start the partnership with Nordic International School of Lima in Peru. Their education service not only represents the future of education being able to provide their services onsite and online but also they take a strong position in placing the social-emotional learning skills in the heart of their curriculum.”
“It is important to introduce these critical skills to children already at an early age. These skills not only strengthen the development of self-awareness and self-esteem and support students and families at large during the pandemic but will also be part of their future successful career and life skills in general. ”
Teachers start using Mightifier’s SEL content from March 2021 at the Nordic International School of Lima as part of their daily activities. During the coming months’ children will eg. practice friendship skills, learn about character strengths and how to recognize emotions.
About Nordic International School of Lima:
The Nordic International School of Lima represents an international school situated in Lima, Peru, which promotes Finnish educational expertise by collaborating with Finnish educational programs in areas such as STEAM education, early childhood education, early language immersion (English as a second language), social and emotional learning, creative education and modern learning environments (both physical and virtual). Their new campus in Villa de Chorrillos designed by Architects Rudanko & Kankkunen, represents the latest innovations in school architecture at a global level. https://www.nordic-school.pe/