Our mission

Who are we? What is Future Visions (FV) all about?

Future Visions is an intercultural youth exchange program with 14 young participants (seven German and seven South African). With the guidance of our four facilitators and other industry experts we met during our journey, we explored the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No 4: namely Quality Education, by means of collecting information using cross-media tools.

We took a closer look at a variety of educational systems and methods, collecting our data through audio, text and photography - both in South Africa and in Germany. We interviewed different people from teachers to students, artists and university lecturers. We visited a private and a public school, museums and science centres, universities, outreach centres and other supporting non-governmental organisations as we realised that they all contribute towards our investigation on “What is quality education?”

While we may not be able to change the inequalities that exist within the field of education in our respective countries,
let alone globally, this programme certainly changed our lives and broadened our perspective on Quality Education.

Thanks to E3 Youth Learning Center, LKJ Baden Württemberg and Engagement Global, for enriching our lives with this unforgettable experience
and resulting friendships that will last a lifetime.

Please feel free to immerse yourself in our stories, meet the people we spoke to and hear their thoughts and opinions.
We invite you to read our reflections and experience our Vision of the Future.

Auf gehts! Asambe!


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With the aim of improving peace and prosperity for people and the planet, the goals are an urgent call to action and were adopted by all United Nation Member States in 2015.

During our program, we focused on SDG 4 - “Quality Education”. It is mainly aimed at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.

The overall goal of quality education is divided into seven sub-targets, each equipped with suitable indicators to ensure measurability. The targets include free completion of primary and secondary education for everyone by 2030, providing equal access to affordable vocational training, as well as eliminating wealth and gender disparities to achieve universal access to quality higher education.

In the broader sense, education is also a pre-condition for achieving several other Sustainable Development Goals.

To reach worldwide quality education there is still a lot to be done.
According to us, the most relevant changes should be:

– More qualified teachers as well as smaller class sizes
– Expansion of infrastructure, e.g. more internet access would lead to more equal distribution of information, expanding the transportation network, etc
– Access for all genders and the decrease of gender inequality
– Support of economic development which would foster innovation
– Access to basic needs (water, food, healthcare…)
– Free access to education/schools for everybody
– Equal treatment of everyone irrespective of age, sex, disability, ethnic, religion or economic background. This would lead to less conflicts and more equal chances


Behind the scenes


Thanks to all the wonderful people who made this project unforgettable!