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Brett Puterbaugh Matches Education and Mentors with Communities in Need

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Brett Puterbaugh is the Chief Impact Officer for Village Book Builders, headquartered in the U.S.  What Brett and his partners do is to create an education opportunity where there isn’t any.  They do that with a combination of hardware, software, mentors, and books – lots and lots of books.  They partner with areas of the world where even connectivity to …

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Wells International Foundation on Impacting Young Readers, Writers, and Artists From Halfway Across the World

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The first thing you notice about Monique Wells is the smile that lights up an entire room.  Texas-born Monique is now in the place she dreamed of as a child – Paris, France.  She first arrived in Paris as a young reader who only imagined herself there – later to make it her home. It’s that imagination that she wants …

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Naphtali Bryant Innovates the Higher Education Experience for Students and Parents

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Naphtali Bryant, as the Founder of Spark-Ed University, comes to his role with the dual experience of current student and school administration professional.  Add to that, the extraordinary event of being hired by a school that he’s attended.  While seeking out educational opportunities, Naphtali literally built his own experience making the most of both educational and leadership opportunities, and he …

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Clare Overmann Helps Higher Education Create Global Partnerships

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Clare Overmann is the Head of Higher Education Initiatives at the Institute of International Education.  Her goal is to help campuses worldwide to connect with others for partnerships that could create mutual benefit and spread a culturally healthy perspective within all stakeholders.  The goal is lofty, but, so is the mission of the Institute: “IIE’s mission is to help people …

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Professor Princess, Rosemary Ogochukwu Igbo, PhD: National Academy of Education Nigeria

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“To produce a great teacher that inspires, that stands tall and above the superior and the good teacher, first we create an effective classroom manager who makes students know what they are doing, while showing them why and how.” “As a practitioner who has committed the most to education in Africa, I want to see education achieve the best outcomes …

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Idonuagbe O. Akogun (MHSS) : Electronic Education Initiative

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Creating sustainable development from a global education perspective can be answered. However depending on each population’s demographic, culture, ethnic, economic, and technological bias, which can hinder the capacity and foresight in maximizing the potential of Global integration into the education sector at every level, both primary and Higher Ed. But, in the interest of brevity, I will limit my comments …

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Bobby Abua Aniemeka – Science and Tech Expert

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The future of African technology lies in educating the people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), giving people perspective, options, and a means to do something about the issues that affect them directly with the support of the government. The saying “I am only human” to many of us tells of a species that is not perfect, a species …

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School Pacific Television: School TV in Kenya

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By Sisinio Muthengi, Ph.D. In 2007 campaigns for Kenyan elections, many politicians tried to woo the voters, and top on the agenda was provision for free secondary education, which was not actually achieved after the elections due to the costs involved. Since then, my heart never rested from thinking about the inventive ways, quite ingenious, that could be employed to …

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Library Aid Africa Boosts Literacy in 10 Countries

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By Damilare Oyedele Library Aid Africa (formerly known as Library and You) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to revamp libraries in Africa to increase their societal impact. The organization focuses on access to information through pragmatic initiatives, which are designed to create awareness and resuscitate libraries in schools and communities. We operate from Nigeria, with partners and volunteer …

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Her Highness, Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad (Malaysia)

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Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad is Malaysia’s Ambassador of International Peace Her Highness Princess (Dr)  Dato’ Seri Romona Murad comes from an illustrious lineage that includes Alexander the Great and continues back to Isaac, the son of Abraham.  Her royal bloodline, she says, is on her father’s side (through his father’s side) and is documented and archived at the …