Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

UK, in journalism, 80 per cent of the top echelon of editors are privately educated, compared to just 18 per cent of Britain’s population. When Isabel Farchy founded the non profit Creative Mentor Network in 2015, this was among the issues she wanted to address: “There are so many creative businesses talking about the importance… Lire la suite Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

Baltimore student receives generous fund after asking for heat in classrooms

Samierra Jones couldn’t bear to see the young students at her city schools struggle through their classes in freezing temperatures – so she took to social media with a plea for help. Because the district’s school buildings are already lacking adequate heating systems, this month’s harsh east coast weather conditions forced students to stay bundled… Lire la suite Baltimore student receives generous fund after asking for heat in classrooms

In Vancouver, shipping containers are the new tool libraries

This spring, Vancouverites may find renting a set of camping equipment as easy as borrowing a book from the library. The Thingery project is a recent initiative launched by Vancouver Tool Library founder Chris Diplock. The first Thingery pilot project was carried out in summer 2016, and Diplock reached agreements over the following months with the city… Lire la suite In Vancouver, shipping containers are the new tool libraries

The inmates who teach other prisoners to read

Half of England’s prisoners are illiterate. Since most of us learn to read and write in the first year or two of school, it feels almost impossible to imagine. But Angela Cairns, CEO of prisoners reading charity Shannon Trust, knows all too well how illiteracy can feel. “I sometimes hear a prisoner describing themselves as… Lire la suite The inmates who teach other prisoners to read

By 2019, there will be electric school buses

Daimler, the parent company of luxury car brand BMW, has been going all in on electric vehicle (EV) technology. The latest addition to their growing electric fleet is an electric school bus, dubbed the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus, or Jouley for short. The bus has a range of  160km (100 miles) and a capacity for up… Lire la suite By 2019, there will be electric school buses

Program aims to inspire greener habits at Montreal’s daycares

Three Off-Island childcare centres have signed on to a made-in-Montreal program that challenges daycare educators to systematically eliminate waste and implement environmentally-minded programs. The program, now in its third year, was adapted from a similar ENJEU program created in 2004 for CEGEPs and colleges. There are now 24 participating daycare centres within the Montreal area,… Lire la suite Program aims to inspire greener habits at Montreal’s daycares

A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty. Now some colleges think they have found a solution: vending machines stocked with the morning-after pill. Stanford University unveiled one this… Lire la suite A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Not all children can be toppers or achievers.  Not all children enjoy going to school, and not all are welcomed in many schools.  Children who have faced school refusal, physical or mental limitations and challenges, emotional disturbance, or inability to fit into a school – where do they go? Tucked into a small building in… Lire la suite From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in… Lire la suite Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM