What We Do For

Developing Nations

Transferring lessons and ideas from industry, to improve the way we learn and teach.

In partnership with UNICEF, we created an innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum for Burundi, the world’s poorest country.

In 2020, Creatable was engaged by UNICEF to develop an innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum for Burundi, the poorest country in the world.

In Burundi, there is ongoing civil unrest, a lack of clean drinking water, and significant deforestation. Most young women drop out of school by the age of 13 to assist with water collection and other domestic duties like cooking and collecting firewood.

Jean Baptiste (right), 17-years-old, follows the teacher’s lessons on theories of rocket stoves and Gislaine and Jean Baptiste learn how to build a rocket stove. © UNICEF Burundi

According to the World Health Organization, smoke inhalation, caused by inefficient home cooking devices, causes 4.3 million premature deaths every year, making it one of the most lethal environmental health risks worldwide.*

*World Health Organization, editor. Indoor air quality guidelines:
household fuel combustion. Geneva, Switzerland; 2014.
Nestor supervises his class in Rutana Province in the south of Burundi. © UNICEF Burundi

“Before it was difficult to solve some problems, with Creatable my mind is open.”

Nestor

Science and technology teacher Nestor wanted to change this. He is part of the Creatable program supported by UNICEF. Local teachers are trained to deliver the program, and students are encouraged to solve real world problems in their lives.

Creatable acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which our office resides.