Educate Hearts and Minds supports children and youth in developing a healthy relationship to oneself, others and nature. Our goal is to reach private and public schools, to pilot the programs first in Estonia and make them available also for other countries.

Through Educate Hearts and Minds, we create synergistic programs to promote the values of wisdom-based education and preserve the cultures through which they originate. We seek to build nourishment libraries amongst youth at schools and organizations in Asia, Europe and the United States. Our goal is to spark a conversation that puts cultivating happiness as a skill at the forefront of 21st century education for children.

Learn more about our work in Asia and the United States

Education for Self-Empowerment and Joy of Life

Today’s school system is mainly oriented on teaching about the outer world and we find it worrying that children and youth are diagnosed with stress, depression and other mental health issues at an even greater rate and in younger age. We want to prevent such problems and want our children to become healthy and happy human beings.

Education created by teachers to empower children and youth with self-knowledge and skills, e.g. how to manage attention and negative emotions, how to find inner peace and meditate in a simple way.

The program includes training for teachers, children and youth, mentoring and follow-up. It is created in Estonia and based on inner education program The Art of Conscious Change initially meant for adults, taught for more than 10 years by modern wisdom teacher and master of kriya yoga Ingvar Villido.

Foundation for Future Education has tested the education program for three years in Estonia and, based on the feedback received, seeks to further develop it with professional to respond really well to the needs and possibilities of a school system and to make the programs available also internationally.

Amount needed: 33 000 €


Education for Creating a Positive and Sustainable World

Children have an innate ability to dream, though their dreams may seem unrealistic to parents and teachers. Yet what parents see as fantasy is very much a reality for the children.

With this philosophy, Gunter Pauli and ZERI Learning Initiative created a series of fables that form the starting point of a fascinating learning journey through science. These fables are based on teaching five intelligences: four intelligences – academic, emotional, artistic, ecological – can be combined so as to create a fifth intelligence: the capacity to implement change.

Such an integrated learning system prepares youth for the challenges they will face in our changing world. With this approach, future generations will be full of creativity, ready to innovate, with clear ethical values. Most importantly, they will be determined to create a better world, such as their teachers and parents could never have imagined.

These learning systems are used today in more than 10 languages and countries. In order to make it available to more schools and countries, Foundation for Future Education is creating a more systematic approach and methodological support materials for teachers and decision-makers in education system.

Amount needed: 25,000 €

Management Team

Our experienced team has the character, courage and commitment to solving the world’s greatest challenges. We operate on the ground to facilitate essential research. Conducting large-scale interviews and clarifying risks and opportunities, we create engagement with community leaders to establish sustainable solutions.
Ave OitAve Oit is the chairperson of the supervisory board at the Foundation for Future Education. She is also a long-time chairperson of Lilleoru education hub in Estonia, founded in 1993 by modern wisdom teacher Ingvar Villido. The hub is active in the field of inner growth and sustainable way of life. Since 2018 it is also managing a private school for children. Ave is also one of the founders of the Estonian organic trade company Biomarket and the initiator of the blue economy, permaculture, ecovillage and Native American spirituality movements in Estonia. Her motto is: “To radically renew the human way of living, we need both inner and outer change”.

Philanthropy: Love of Humankind

At the end of the day, at the end of our lives, we will ask ourselves whether we could have done more for the health and well-being of the planet, of humanity and all living things. Leverage your charitable giving to create systemic change with ICV’s Catalytic Philanthropy.

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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

 – William Butler Yates