ABOUT OWN ACADEMY
OWN Academy is an innovative education solution for the 21st Century with a focus on life skills, connected learning and career life planning of students.
As an interface to the 4th industrial revolution, OWN Academy focuses on real-world learning, seeking industry professionals as coaches and empowering students with future-proof skills. Believing that every student is smart in their own way, OWN Academy empowers each student to take ownership of their learning through curated exploration, inclusive experiences and self-discovery.
The future of education is about bringing the stakeholders of Students, Parents, Schools and Industries together to form a new eco-system of learning, understanding and value exchange. OWN Academy’s mission is to re-engineer an innovative education system in Hong Kong and beyond, providing personalized, decentralized and democratized education.
Real World Learning Week
INDUSTRIES AND SCHOOLS
We partner with industry leaders to design experiences, skills training programs, mentorship and internship matching that deliver exposure, knowledge and applicable 21st-century skills to students of diverse backgrounds.
Wasn’t a regular school
“My brother and I are both interested in the medical field. When our father, Marcelo said we were going to study in Hong Kong I almost had a heart attack! I was on vacation in Brazil and I can't say I love school because I don't believe their method is efficient enough and teach us what is to be a citizen of the world. I searched about OWN Academy with my brother and we saw it wasn't a regular school, then my father told us we were not going to be studying with books, but by meeting different people and hearing their experiences and getting to know the inside of the science and medicine field. It was a great experience, we visited lots of interesting places and talked to many different people and the lessons we learned we will sure take them to life.”
Isabela Lamas, 16 yrs old, Brazil
Experience an innovative form of education
“[My children] would accomplish much more if they could experience an innovative form of education, that prepares them for the future in this new world and new professions. I researched for days trying to find a rich experience and fortunately I found OWN Academy and Natalie. My kids are interested in medicine field, so Natalie designed a specific program and they had the opportunity to meet and speak to people that are really changing our world for good. Doctors, researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, media people and many others. They visited leading institutions such as Hong Kong Science and Technology University and Queen Mary hospital, visited many labs that create tomorrow's technologies that will impact the world. This experience unveiled a new world of options and paths that they can follow to be successful as professionals and human beings.”
Marcelo Lamas, Father of 13 and 16 yrs old, Brazil
Able to provide the real world scenario…at such a young age
“My daughter took the trip to Cartoon Network and she loved the hands on experience that Natalie was able to provide for her. She worked on a deadline to create a commercial that will air on social media for the Cartoon Network. Not only that, she got to pitch it to the President of the company. This was an experience that many college age students would love to have and Natalie was able to provide the real world scenario to my daughter at such a young age. OWN Academy provided an amazing experience for my daughter!”
Tim Lange, Father of 12 yrs old, Hong Kong International School
Most rewarding learning experiences
“Interning with OWN Academy has undoubtedly been one of the most rewarding learning experiences that I have had at university. The opportunity to work in such a promising start-up has allowed me to develop skills crucial for the working world and really challenge myself in a way that has been both rewarding and enjoyable. This role coupled with Natalie's contagious passion, energy and unflappable desire to make a difference has made for an unforgettable experience and I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity.”
Aishling (21), Business and Political Science Student, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)