education

Jessie Duan empowers women with ‘Girls Teaching Girls To Code’

Jessie Duan empowers women with ‘Girls Teaching Girls To Code’

Coding, computer science, maths, how do these subjects empower women around the world? Jessie Duan explains…

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Q&A with president of Kwasa – an NGO that contributes to better education in Africa

Q&A with president of Kwasa – an NGO that contributes to better education in Africa

Meet Robert Verboon, president of Kwasa, an NGO that supports local organizations in Africa. One of their focus points is getting people, young and old, an education. Robert and his team of volunteers dedicate a great deal of their lives to help individuals to grow out of poverty, and they do it with passion. Better Awards was curious to find out why many Africans are deprived from education, what the hurdles […]

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The obstacles of global education

The obstacles of global education

What are the obstacles for the 122 million children to not attend primary and secondary school..

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BIG Better Awards: Bikes4Africa

BIG Better Awards: Bikes4Africa

In searing heat, their journey to education on foot is a daily epic mission.
Having a bicycle makes a world of difference for these children

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BIG Better Awards: Cardboard Desk

BIG Better Awards: Cardboard Desk

School desks might seem like a common commodity in the West, but many children in India have to go without, which can result in bad posture, damaged eyesight, and even poor handwriting. To help deal with the problem, New Bombay-based non-profit Aarambh created the Help Desk, a writing surface made from recycled cardboard that can also be folded up into a briefcase. While the desks only cost about 20 cents […]

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The Dumpster Project

Remember  Jeff Wilson a.k.a. Professor Dumpster? He’s the environmental science professor at Huston Tilloson University in Texas who traded his comfortable all American house for a 33 sq feet dumpster for one whole year. Why? The Dumpster Project is an educational experiment that Wilson and a team of experts have started as a case study in how 10 billion people (the estimate world population in 2050) might sustainably coexist on this planet…and […]

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Retired Teacher Built a Library Truck

Retired Italian schoolteacher Antonio La Cava continued to spread his love of reading via his ‘Bibliomotocarro‘. After 42 years of teaching, he bought a used Ape motorbike and modified it to create a portable library that houses 700 books, and he’s been driving it since 2003. Each week, he travels 500 kilometers to the villages of Italy’s southerns Basilicata region. When the kids hear the sound of an organ announcing the Bibliomotocarro’s […]

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Children Read To Shelter Cats

Children Read To Shelter Cats

Book Buddies has kids grade 1 to 8 come into the shelter to read to the cats, with organizers saying that it serves a dual purpose of soothing the cats and upping the kids’ reading levels. The Book Buddies Program was born when, Kristi Rodriguez’ son, Sean, who’s a 10 year old 5th grader, served as an inspiration for the program. He struggled with reading at school and so she […]

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Enjoy City’s Nature From a Floating Platform

Viewpoint is a floating platform where Londoners can slow down and enjoy Regents’ Canal. Visitors to the structure can take in the abundant wildlife at Regents’ Canals, including daubenton’s bats, whooper swans and the rare kingfisher. The London Wildlife Trust will also be using Viewpoint to conduct outdoor educational programs for schools, and the platform will be a destination for nature walks around the park. It was designed by the […]

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University Professor Moves to a Dumpster to Teach Students About Sustainable Living

University Professor Moves to a Dumpster to Teach Students About Sustainable Living

Dr. Jeff Wilson a.k.a. Professor Dumpster is not your average teacher. This environmental science professor traded his typical all-American house for a 33 sq feet dumpster for one whole year. Thankfully for Professor Dumpster’s his new home isn’t your ordinary smelly dumpster but will be getting kitted out by his Green is the New Black team of students so it includes creature comforts like a shower, kitchen, bed, WiFi and […]

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