Since its inception in 2011, TUMO has been recognized for its educational model and comprehensive program in various pedagogical initiatives and innovation-centered platforms. Following this tradition, TUMO was recently featured in HundrED, a mission-driven organization specializing in innovative education for K-12 (kindergarten through grade 12).
The organization envisions helping kids become global citizens through quality education. HundrED researches and identifies organizations and institutions that have made an innovative impact in the education sector globally. In their evaluation they focus on aspects of the institutions such as assessment, project-based learning, creative thinking, mental health, collaborative learning, learning environments, digital skills, literacy, educational equity and many more.
Within the scope of its mission, every year HundrEd acknowledges and celebrates 100 initiatives that have made a difference in their communities and the world. Many globally acknowledged programs, such as Room to Read (improves literacy and gender equality in education) and Compass Education (focuses on implementing sustainability in the curriculum) are featured in the HundrED Global Collection 2024.
This year, TUMO was selected as one of the 100 most groundbreaking and innovative educational initiatives in the HundrED Global Collection. The accolade acknowledges TUMO’s unique self-learning approach and its vision of giving teens the capacity to dive into their desired fields of study without any pressure. The publication also talks about how the impact of our program has taken it abroad, mentioning our international centers in countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, and more.
The report considers TUMO’s model unique because of the coach-supported independent learning activities, engaging workshops taught by the center’s savvy staff, and learning labs led by experienced professionals and industry leaders from around the world. Another aspect HundrEd finds fascinating about TUMO is that the students here can work together in various workshops and labs regardless of their age groups, social backgrounds, and interests which means this eliminates the possibility of forming student cohorts. They also tip a hat to how the “reward system” at TUMO is not about grades but rather getting access to the students’ desired workshops and learning labs.
We’re honored to be one of the initiatives that make a change for the better in the world. We would like to see how HundrED motivates educators to dive into life-changing initiatives around the world and thus uncoiling a chain of opportunities for younger kids.