Always Learning

Stories of how education can build a better world.

Alexandria Pipitone
Gillian Seely

Overcoming barriers & helping others: Alexandria’s story

By Gillian Seely | 5th Oct 2015
(This post was written and submitted by Alexandria Pipitone) I look back fondly on my college journey and what got me to where I am today. For some, independence is a choice. Unfortunately, growing up, I …
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Andrew Wassaka

Andrew’s story: Heading onwards and upwards

By Andrew Wassaka | 1st Oct 2015
My name’s Andrew, I’m 18 years old and I study at Onwards And Upwards High School in Uganda. It hasn’t been easy for me to go to school as we’ve always struggled with money. My …
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Simone Lewendon

Shining lights

By Simone Lewendon | 30th Sep 2015
Did you know that over one million children in the UK have some form of speech, language and communication need (SLCN)? The challenge they face is not just verbal; when you struggle to talk you …
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Richard Branson

Are young people being educated not to think?

By Richard Branson | 29th Sep 2015
In my editorial from the first Student magazine, I highlighted the need for real debate about outdated education models. “The fierce debates on education, surely involving the student more than anyone, are almost never thrown …
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Dominic Collard

Children are the key to delivering the Global Goals

By Dominic Collard | 28th Sep 2015
The world’s leaders meet in New York this week to commit to 17 new goals to build a better world. The aspirations range from ensuring gender equality to guaranteeing everyone has access to clean water. …
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Dominic Collard

How do you solve a problem like education?

By Dominic Collard | 28th Sep 2015
Around the world there are tens of millions of children who don't get the chance to go to school. And equally damaging are the hundreds of millions more who sit in a classroom but learn …
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De'Aire Wright
Gillian Seely

From hating school to acing it: De’Aire’s story

By Gillian Seely | 25th Sep 2015
(The following story was submitted by De'Aire Wright, Mechanic & Former UTI Student.) I didn’t realize it at the time, but at the age of eight years old, I took the first steps along a path that …
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Jennifer Rosenthal

School year resolutions

By Jennifer Rosenthal | 24th Sep 2015
It’s 8:30 AM EST. A parent and child run onto the subway in a rush. The parent is answering work emails, while simultaneously unwrapping the child’s nutritious breakfast. Their attention constantly switches from work mode …
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Dominic Collard

The great outdoors

By Dominic Collard | 21st Sep 2015
Greg’s favourite story to tell is of a young boy who came on his outdoor education class. The school had warned Greg that the boy was disruptive; and they were right. Through the week the …
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Gillian Seely

In love with learning: Amanda’s story

By Gillian Seely | 21st Sep 2015
Amanda Duerden’s life has had many unexpected twists and turns. A high school dropout, she began college when she was in her mid twenties after passing the GED™ test. She planned to become a botanist, …
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Tiffany Onderstall

The art of learning… and winning

By Tiffany Onderstall | 17th Sep 2015
For as long as I can remember, art has been my passion. I grew up in Bloemfontein in the Freestate of South Africa. At the age of six I remember asking my parents if I …
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Courtney Welbon

From campus ambassador to career ready

By Courtney Welbon | 16th Sep 2015
In January I found myself sitting alongside one of the most influential people in global education. He had asked for my advice. I am not an experienced educator, a political leader, nor a highly sought …
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