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Empowerment By Namara Lwansa of Tanzania

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By:  Namara Lwansa  (Featured Photo is Namara interviewing Miss Nankondo Mnyone) When you were a kid left at home in charge of your siblings, what was your initial reaction? What did you feel? Or when your boss at work gave you an important office assignment to take control over, what ran through your mind? I bet you felt empowered.  According …

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Jolyne Jelimo on Developing Youth Leaders in Education Cohorts Around the Globe

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Jolyne Jelimo is the country head and Vice President of Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA) for Kenya.  Her rise to this leadership position shows you exactly where her values lie as a rising influencer in her country, especially when it comes to impacting education, economic development, and youth mindset.  The latter is more important than you may think, especially, within the …

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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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From the Student View: What Back To School Means During Pandemic

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Ava Wettrick and Marley Dozier are miles apart geographically, and in age, they are just a few years apart, but, they share some similar issues and concerns when it comes to making education work for them during this pandemic year. Ava is a 2nd-year college student and Marley is a 3rd-year high school student.  Both are based in the US.  …

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Sufyan Christian and Edukate F1rst Zeroes in on Expertise Learning

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Sufyan Christian has worked in the education space for several years and home-schooled his children long before the pandemic forced it upon parents.  His take-away was that children should have more options for what and how they learn.  Basics are, of course, important for a balanced education, but, why not allow children to follow their “gifts” and their specific interests?  …

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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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Magazine Archive

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The Introducer Back Issues The Introducer Volume 1 – Sept. 2017 10 to Know Game Changers (multiple spaces) The Introducer Volume 2 – Oct. 2017 10 to Know Game Changers (multiple spaces) The Introducer Volume 3 – Nov. 2017 10 to Know Game Changers (multiple spaces) The Introducer Volume 4 – Dec. 2017 10 to Know Game Changers (multiple spaces) …