In for a treat
All the kids were welcomed with open arms at the Futurewhiz office from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. There was a kid-friendly lunch and snacks throughout the day (so the kids could go home like sugar bouncing balls). The team also organized two activities throughout the office: a bingo and a scavenger hunt. The kids were in for a treat!
TikToks and Squla-fun
That was not all the kids could expect at the office. They were also invited to record some jokes for TikTok. Coming soon on TikTok! There was also a try-to-break-Squla-corner setup. The goal was to ‘break’ Squla. If they succeeded, they could win a cool tattoo! Overall: fun all around.
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A decade at Futurewhiz
The CEO of Futurewhiz, Serge Bueters, started working ten years ago on this very day. When he walked through the door, he was mistaken for a consultant because of his sophisticated outfit. Little did they know, that he would become the CEO of Futurewhiz!
We asked Serge to share his thoughts about this milestone. Serge: “What is most dear to me are the people I have had the pleasure of working with over the past 10 years and who we have built wonderful learning platforms like Squla and WRTS with!”
Pascal Teuling started working at Squla when the platform was just taking off. He had one of the leading roles in the rebranding of Squla. Pascal started as a Visual Designer at Squla and through the years, he worked his way up to Senior Designer / Art Director.
Pascal also wanted to share some words about his role at Futurewhiz: “Designing digital products and brands for kids is an incredibly fun thing to do!”
On to the next 10 years!
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Making our companies more diverse
On this day, all the employees of Futurewhiz took various tests to discover if they have biases. This led to some eye-opening insights about ourselves. The next step was to discover if our platforms are diverse enough. To explore this, a few colleagues of WRTS and Squla teamed up together to investigate. They talked to parents and users of WRTS and Squla to discover how we can improve all of our platforms so everybody feels included. There were some very interesting insights that we are going to use to improve our platforms!
One of the activities of the day was watching a documentary called Three Women. About slavery and freedom. The documentary is an expression of a worldwide movement in which black people and people of color take strength and pride in their history. Ellen-Rose Kambel (researcher) had a leading part in this documentary and came to our office to discuss this documentary. Everyone was free to ask questions and participate in the discussion. We have learned a lot from her and her story.
Ellen-Rose Kambel also explained about Keti Koti, an annual celebration on 1 July that marks Emancipation Day in Suriname. In addition to the explanation, she brought all kinds of Surinamese and Antillean snacks.
A day full of learning!
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Something with bubbles and football
The party was full of sing-along songs, catch-ups whilst enjoying a drink, some very good food cooked and prepared by an old friend of Futurewhiz, light outdoor games, and one very big outdoor game: bubble football. After a couple of soccer matches in the plastic bubbles, the creative minds stuck their heads together to make a tower!
Spring Fling was organized by the Culture Crew, an enthusiastic group of employees who are striving to create a workspace full of happy employees. One of the organizers of this eventful night, Nick Hogan (Data Scientist at Squla), tells how it all came together. Nick: “The organizing went very smooth I think, partially because we didn’t commit to anything like building a coffin or coving the office floor in a layer of soil like the Halloween party haha. The goal of the event was just to have fun. We initially were going to announce the results of some other Culture Crew activities, but they are all still ongoing so we just kept the party and dropped the speeches. In the end, I’m just glad people had a fun time and got to spend some time with colleagues they don’t normally meet.”
What is Culture Crew?
Culture Crew is an initiative by the employees of Futurewhiz, where the focus is on how to improve our company culture and make our employees happy!
Overall, a great success!
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