Destination Imagination; Global Finals 2018
"Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit organization that runs a global program. The organization poses a set of project-based challenges and groups of kids from around the world choose one problem to address working in teams." These teams spend months preparing in their home towns. The top groups come together for Destination Imagination Global Finals every year, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
The organization's stated purpose is to be a leading educational non-profit dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. They develop project-based learning programs that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.
Through their programs, students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn invaluable skills through the process including: Creative & Critical Thinking, Team Building, Problem Solving, Risk Taking, Project Management, Perseverance, & Self-Confidence.
Teams must compete in national competitions first that was held at March 13th 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia to win the right to compete at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, America in May every year. Several thousand students from around the world will compete this year, including the ‘Dream Seekers,’ from Royal Primary Academy. The ‘Dream Seekers’ are making history. They are the DI Improvisation (Drama) Elementary age champions of Indonesia and they are the first team from Indonesia to compete in the Global Finals. The team members ( Jodie, Reilly, Su Danni, Kezia, Queentin, Daksha and Ayska ) are all very much looking forward to the challenge.