My Future is a non-profit organisation established in 2016 in Poland. The main goal of the foundation is to bridge the gap between education and career. At My Future we are trying to discover and activate the full potential of youth, enrich their network, and help them in improving the practical skills, as well as soft skills. In many of the projects, we are using a Scandinavian approach to education, which is based on learning by doing concept. All the activities that we are implementing are based on the following words:
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
The IDEA behind MyFuture….
All of us already heard or will soon hear the question “What’s next?”.
The founder of “MyFuture” Natalia Rozanska realized that it is one of the most irritating questions for young people, just like you. You have to choose the field you would like to educate yourself in at a very young age. You are around 16-18 years old, and have never tried to work. You might know what are the duties of architect, entrepreneur, cook, or marketing manager only from fancy movies and TV-shows.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you have had a chance to listen to the professionals what is the job about? Ask questions? Understand all opportunities?
“If I would know that learning chemistry helps so much with becoming a doctor, I would probably be a surgeon today. If I would know that being an entrepreneur is like working 24 hours a day – maybe I would wait with the decision of opening up my own company. If I would know that traveling develops you so much and broadens your horizons I would definitely take a gap year after high school.” says Natalia.
At MyFuture, we believe that if you fully understood the opportunities, you would have much higher motivation to dream and look forward. We also believe that there is a missing link between education and career. Most of the people in your age do not see sense in studying, as they do not know how they can use the acquired knowledge in the future. We want to cover this gap and show, that working hard while being a student can bring you a bright future.