Quit moaning and peer up!

Enrol Yourself
United Kingdom (London)

If you feel that formal education doesn’t hold the answers to a sustainable future, take a few tips from Enrol Yourself with some peer learning.

“We’re on a finite planet, but we have infinite learning potential that we must harness if we are to survive and thrive in harmony with the natural world”.

Back in 2016, social designers Zahra Davidson and Iacob Bacian were seeking development opportunities, but felt formal education or training didn’t hold the answers. Eventually they realised that their meetings had become a space to moan to one another, so Enrol Yourself was born to turn their shared need into something less whiny and more productive.

Amidst increasing uncertainty and inequality, individual and collective learning have never been more important, so the social enterprise equips 21st century adults to grow themselves, together. They organise peer groups in the form of ‘Learning Marathons’ to help do just that: develop cognitive skills needed for the future of work, life and planet – such as collaboration, creative problem solving and emotional intelligence.

“We think the importance of continual development goes beyond fostering personal employment and fulfilment, to fostering what is needed for individual and collective transition in the direction of a sustainable and equitable future”.

Enrol Yourself

Enrol Yourself works as a collective of hosts, running peer groups across the world, and also works with and within organisations looking to bring the power of peer groups to their projects and company culture. Each participant leads a workshop for their peers – sharing their knowledge and learning by teaching. Watch this to learn more:

AtlasAction: Enrol to the 6 month peer-led learning accelerator or become a Learning Marathon Host

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Sarah Adefehinti

Written by

Caitlin O'Rorke (20 October 2020)

Project leader

Zahra Davidson & Iacob Bacian

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