My name is Frieda Franke and I’m Business Developer. Currently, I lead the Redefining the Classroom project which is situated in the so-called HefHouse.
Innovation is creating something different or new which increases the experience of the thing you are innovating.
I’m quite competitive when it comes to playing physical games I think I’m good at. I have a motorbike driving license. I don’t get why people take a car when they can easily take the bike.
I like being in nature and exercising. I run frequently in any kind of weather. I took up tennis two years ago. I do yoga. I go everywhere on my bike.
The future of education is community-oriented. I hope students in the future will be given opportunities to experience transdisciplinary and experiential learning while co-creating in groups on real-life issues.
Connections, I like to create mutually beneficial relationships. I make the transition from plan to action, I get things done.
Made possible through the Municipality of Rotterdam, this location is set to become an epicenter of innovation and learning. Nestled alongside the iconic Hef bridge and within the picturesque Hefpark, the HefHouse provides an arena for connecting with the community of Rotterdam South.
Together, we bridge the gap between academia and the vibrant youth of South Rotterdam. Talent development, entrepreneurship, and education converge in this dynamic space, aiming to address educational and social inequality.
Step into a world where the classroom goes beyond the university campus. Find out more about the HefHouse and let's redefine the future of education!
To develop the HefHouse into a base camp for (educational) programs to interact closely with the local community.
To create activities where students and youth can interact and engage with each other and within the local community.
We initiated an interactive learning community, ImpactLab, aimed at tackling social issues in Rotterdam South in collaboration with Hogeschool Rotterdam.
We organised educational courses, Social Impact Minors, that focus on immersing in society and explicitly catering to the needs of the neighborhood.
We launched an ongoing social and integration Buddy Programme between young status holders and university students in Rotterdam.
We established a youth hub by social organisation SOL to enable interaction between youth and students, e.g. the AICON workshop on the impact of AI in society.
We founded the Tutoring Crew, a program in which university students conduct after-school tutoring for young students in Rotterdam Zuid.