PROJECT: Development and production of language cards that break down the language barrier in day nurseries.
The Social Education student Charlotte Oxholm Ørum has developed a new tool - a language card with pictures that make it possible for educators in nurseries to communicate with parents who do not speak Danish or English.
Charlotte got the idea for the project while she was doing her internship in a nursery. The educators from the nursery experienced communication challenges when they had to explain to non-Danish speaking parents the practicalities and the daily routine in the nursery.
The idea turned into a product when Charlotte began producing cards with drawings of objects from the daily life in the nursery. For example, a card with a snowsuit drawing, when the parents had to bring it for their children. On the other side of the card, Charlotte wrote short statements or Yes / No questions in Danish.
After Charlotte completed the prototype, she contacted a publishing house and agreed with them that they could print her language cards.
Charlotte has used the services of VIA Student Incubator to get in touch with a lawyer who went through her contract with the publishing house. Through the incubator, she also received information about financing opportunities such as micro-grants and the incubator helped Charlotte to create a tax identification number for her newly started company.