In this project, BOS+ worked with Catapa, The Transformists and local partners in three cities to educate young people about the link between their electronics, the supply chain and the impact on people and the environment. We want to sensitise young people to the problems associated with the electronics we use every day. To this end, we have committed to two actions: Restart Parties and escaperooms.
Restart Parties are repair cafes with a focus on electronics where young people can carry out simple repairs to their electronics under the guidance of volunteers. In this way, we introduce young people to the circular economy through a product that is close to them. We worked together with professional repair shops that took care of more difficult repairs and spare parts. At the same time, we informed young people about other solutions such as refurbished purchases, tips for using software longer, a critical look at advertising, etc.
We also developed a special escaperoom around the impact of smartphones on people and the environment. Through exciting puzzles, in a race against time, different themes are uncovered. After the game, a short debriefing with banners and infographics takes a closer look at themes such as deforestation, mining, assembly processes, e-waste, recycling and tips for consumers.
Partners CATAPA, De Transformisten
At the request of several schools and organisations, BOS+ continues to offer the project to them without collecting income, but with an expense allowance. The organisations are responsible for organising the activities themselves.
Furthermore, we continue to inform our supporters about campaigns and our partners' next steps.