VÖCKLABRUCK. “Discover new things and try them” was the motto for the sixth time at the beginning of September at the children’s university “KeKademy” at OKH – Open House of Culture.
Under this year’s main theme “With Language”, between 50 and 70 children were able to get a taste of university life during 35 daily lessons for a week at OKH. From buzzing bees to self-composed rap, language games, secret languages and talking comics: 22 teachers – mostly from the neighborhood – allowed young, enthusiastic students to immerse themselves in the world of technology, art and science.
This edition of KeKademy was the first under the leadership of the organizing duo Eva Svager and Susanne Binder. “It’s impressive what children dare to do and what they can achieve in a short time in class. By sampling unfamiliar areas, interests are often developed and enthusiasm for new things is awakened. The collaboration between the different actors was great and worked very well: this year, with the social initiative IWA (Individual Paths to Work) from Vöcklabruck, the social educators and young people cooked for us, the course leaders and the Supervisors are committed and loving. “The OKH office created optimal conditions”, the two “university rectors” look back on this exciting week. OKH would like to thank both organizers for their great commitment as well as everyone who made this year’s Kekademy possible with their support – especially Sparkasse Vöcklabruck, ASAK and HIPI. A special thank you also goes to the Vöcklabruck Round Table, whose support enabled 14 children to use the active pass and thus attend Kekademy courses for free.
“Bacon nerd. Extreme zombie scholar. Hipster-friendly alcohol fanatic. Subtly charming problem solver. Introvert.”