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Redfern, Australia, 20 March 2020 – With 1 Billion students set to have their education affected by COVID-19, AIME is taking its worldwide award-winning imaginative mentoring model directly into homes via YouTube with a weekday TV show, IMAGI-NATION TV, starting Monday 23 March 2020.

IMAGI-NATION TV has been created by AIME – the global Imagination Factory powered by mentoring – so that every kid can have a mentor in their lives every day during this unprecedented time, and the kids who most need support are not left behind.

IMAGI-NATION TV will air at 12pm AEDT every weekday. Each show will follow a weekly theme and invite thinkers, designers, problem-solvers, teachers, artists and kids from everywhere to engage in creative ways on topics from Imagination to Hope to Rebelliousness. 

With 1 Billion kids set to be affected, AIME is calling on all governmentsuniversitiesschoolsbroadcasters & mentors to come together to help these kids

Australian media publisher Pedestrian Group has come on board as a founding partner.

“PEDESTRIAN.TV has always been a voice of young Aussies. This is a particularly important time for us to partner with AIME’s mentors as they go digital and drive positive conversation about the future,” said James McManus, Creative Director at Pedestrian Group.

Creative counsel Background have also joined AIME as a founding partner to help produce the Monday segment Thinkers, where a global network of experts and leaders share insights and knowledge on selected topics. The partnership will launch from Monday 30 March.

“AIME has led the way in adapting and transforming structures, and now more than ever a paradigm shift is on the horizon. We’re excited to bring the insight and knowledge of our networks to the table – to see the power of imagination let loose in every home, and for the youth and fresh ideas this will support,” Margaret Zhang, co-founder Background.

AIME CEO and Founder of IMAGI-NATION TV, Jack Manning Bancroft, will host the show.

Speaking of the heart behind this move, he said,

“We want to be an example for all educators out there about how to do this. We’ve transformed our organisation of 100-odd staff across six countries into a production team for a daily TV show in just four days. This can be done with imagination and a willingness to adapt and learn.”

The theme for the first week is


and will feature:

Each week, the show will move across five daily segments: 
MONDAY: ThinkersWorld-class teachers and knowledge holders, across our schools and universities and further abroad; the philosophers & big picture thinkers of the world. 
TUESDAY: YoungstersPresidential Speech for IMAGI-NATIONEvery week, students from across the world are given the stage to deliver a 3-minute speech as the President of IMAGI-NATION. They will focus on the topic of the week, and use the space to inspire us all to make sense of the world today so we can imagine the world tomorrow.CHAOS ClassroomJoin AIME Founder & CEO Jack Manning Bancroft and 15 students from across Australia and around the world who will take part in a 7 minute hyperdrive lesson on the topic theme of the week. See a real life case study as to how to run a classroom digitally amongst the chaos of today.

We’ll also be inviting boss human guest teachers take on the reins of the CHAOS Classroom and run a session on any one of our 21 core values.
WEDNESDAY: DesignersThose building the world today and tomorrow. There’s no limit to what we believe is “design”.You’ll have the chance to dance around a big picture topic with 2 other panelists. We are elevating the knowledge of designers who have got us here today, who have created the world we live in. We are exploring the mindsets, processes, philosophy and thinking patterns that have taken you to where you are now.
THURSDAY: Keynote“Cancelled, not cancelled”Each week AIME gives the stage to a festival or conference that has been cancelled to have some level of publicity and promotion. To inspire marginalised kids to rise up and change their world.
To inspire us all to seek knowledge, to find inspiration in ideas, and embrace the kindness of someone sharing what they know with us.
FRIDAY: ArtistsWhat can we create in 25 minutes?Up to 5 artists will join us for 25 minutes to set out on a creative adventure. To make something from nothing. To show us that we all have art in us, we can all create, if only we begin to imagine.Musician performance “Let the music play”Each week, AIME will profile musicians who will have the chance to play a song live on IMAGI-NATION TV. We see the value of music to bring people together, to inspire us in dark times, to give us love and hope. This segment is to keep the music playing in the face of concerts, festivals and gigs being cancelled worldwide.

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About AIME Productions

AIME is an Imagination Factory for marginalised youth, fuelled by unlikely alliances, to create a fairer world.
Starting with one school in Redfern Australia and a group of Indigenous kids – Australia’s most marginalised students 2005, AIME has since been creating pop-up Imagination Factories on university campuses around the world to unlock the internal narrative of marginalised kids, taking them from a world that tells them they can’t to a world that tells them they can.
AIME now directly transforms the lives of kids from diverse backgrounds across six countries, spanning three continents, through its work.
In Australia The 20,000+ Indigenous youth who have experienced AIME’s Imagination Factory have gone on to achieve educational parity, accelerate their growth as entrepreneurs, and unlock a whole new mindset that prepares them for success.
What inspires AIME’s Imagination Factories are the mentors throughout human history, the philosophers, artists, inventors and designers who have moved humanity forward in positive ways.
With the force of imagination, mentoring and unlikely alliances between those with power and those without, AIME is creating a fairer world.

IMAGI-NATION TV is a daily live show that takes the magic of AIME’s Imagination Factory to laptops, phones, and homes across the earth’s surface. The studio is a video call, the broadcast space is YouTube, and the audience is 40+ universities, 300+ schools, and 8,000 marginalised kids, across six countries who are currently involved in AIME’s Imagination Factory, plus a world of people looking to make sense of today in order to imagine tomorrow. It is a show for those kids sitting at the back of the classroom, delivering the message that we see them, that there are a multitude of kids just like them ready to rise up, and that this is their moment to lead.

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