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In this day and age, you can do pretty much anything online (including surviving a global pandemic). While those of us post-uni might not be keen on going back to full-time classes, we are sometimes confronted with a skill we want to brush up...

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Lonn Dugan

Lonn Dugan posted in mentor circle: No Poverty

Jan 6, 2021 at 16:14 in Toledo, Ohio - Report

I'm curious. Is there interest here in a conversation about the value of investing in higher education as a means to end poverty? Or has that topic come up before?

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  • Lourdes Gant

    Lourdes Gant

    Jan 7, 2021 at 01:06 in Courtenay, BC V9N 9T2, Canada

    Great question @Lonn Dugan :) When you say "higher education" what do you mean? I'm curious if you meant taking MBA after university? or taking university after high school? Please clarify :)
  • Lonn Dugan

    Lonn Dugan

    Jan 14, 2021 at 14:52 in Toledo, Ohio

    Hi Lourdes: In this case Higher education means College Education in poverty stricken sub saharan africa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A client of mine believes education will help people solve their social, humanitarian, and economic problems. I wonder what others think about this?
    • Piergiorgio Sansone

      Piergiorgio Sansone

      Apr 15, 2021 at 11:10 in Italia

      Hi Lonn: I agree with your client. Knowledge is power! gives you the power to change your personal condition and the awareness of the infinite possibilities you have. Applying this concept to an Educational Program means change the the future of a Nation.
  • Luther Diedericks

    Luther Diedericks

    Jan 14, 2021 at 19:02 in Langebaan, South Africa

    Education is an important pillar but not the only one required to eradicate poverty. There is at least 4 pillars for each for 3 different floors

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Now we've all experienced or seen how work has carried on despite limited access to a physical office space, have you really stopped to consider the applications of this to your own business long term? After all, it may work for a temporary...

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Allison Wentworth Ross posted in mentor circle: 21-Day Abundance Challenge

Mar 2, 2020 at 09:26 in South Africa - Report

Every once in a while, I'm challenged to walk my own talk. I'm starting the 21-Day Abundance Challenge again this week and if anyone would like to join me, the ebook with the instructions and the exercises is in the library (link is in the comments below). Accountability partners are always great!
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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Jan 28, 2020 at 09:37 in France - Report

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture?

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment. In a forward-looking talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations.
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  • Stanley Beckett

    Stanley Beckett

    Feb 2, 2020 at 14:12 in South Africa

    Great post Jonathan - Thank you for sharing.
  • 🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    Jan 4, 2021 at 01:25 in Southampton, UK

    These vertical farms are certainly an inspiration for the future, particularly as part of green, sponge cities solving all the sustainability problems 'in a go'
  • Robby Staude

    Robby Staude

    Apr 1, 2021 at 17:43 in Bangkok, Thailand

    Vertical/Urban farming is the way to go. Not only will they help to reduce the agrarian footprint, they will also redefine the meaning of "fresh". Any green that is produced some hundred kilometres away and transported either in the heat of the day, or in cooling containers, or is exposed to traffic fumes, can not be as fresh as th greens that come from the vertical urban farm in your neighbourhood. And I am not yet talking about the environmental impact of the transport vehicles. Yes, urban vertical farming is a worthy movement to support.

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Stanley Beckett

Stanley Beckett posted in mentor circle: No Poverty

Jan 25, 2020 at 10:56 in South Africa - Report

So great to be a part of this community. If you want to create lasting change, you first need to understand how change takes place on an ontological level. I have been researching this for the past decade. Please inform me if you would like to know more, as this truly is a game changer.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin posted in mentor circle: Quality Education

Jan 6, 2020 at 12:34 in France - Report

The "opportunity gap" in US public education -- and how to close it

How can we tap into the potential of all students, especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds? Sociologist Anindya Kundu invites us to take a deeper look at the personal, social and institutional challenges that keep students from thriving in the United States -- and shows how closing this "opportunity gap" means valuing public education for what it really is: the greatest investment in our collective future.
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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Dec 30, 2019 at 12:43 in France - Report

Time for a regenerative and decentralized economy...

A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits.
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Emily Milsom

Emily Milsom posted in mentor circle: No Poverty

Nov 5, 2019 at 02:50 in Colchester, UK - Report

Some amazing ideas from the Nobel Prize winning duo. Particularly their summary that "poor countries are not doomed to failure because they are poor, or because they have had an unfortunate history. What often needs to be fought is ignorance, ideology and inertia". Worth a read!

The Nobel couple fighting poverty cliches

The world's most-feted economist couple have dedicated their life to fighting poverty.
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When recruiting new staff, the Virgin Group will no longer ask candidates about their exam results, Sir Richard Branson has announced.

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UNA LU

UNA LU posted in mentor circle: No Poverty

Sep 17, 2019 at 19:08 - Report

我覺得消除貧困,就是讓每一個人能活得更好!

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  • Rita Juse-Cirkse

    Rita Juse-Cirkse

    Sep 18, 2019 at 04:52 in Internet

    If you'd like people on this platform to understand you I'd suggest using English
  • Tina Jonasen

    Tina Jonasen

    Sep 20, 2019 at 11:22 in Denmark

    - be aware that its not possible to auto-translate posts here on GU
  • Dominic Su

    Dominic Su

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:18 in Singapore

    Translation for her: Eliminating Poverty will help everyone to have better lives

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GeniusU Genie posted #EliminatePoverty

Sep 6, 2019 at 07:37 in India - Report

We have the facts, but there is still work that needs to be done. Are you doing anything to help #EliminatePoverty ?

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GeniusU Genie posted End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Sep 4, 2019 at 07:02 in India - Report

Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands...

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Rita Juse-Cirkse

Rita Juse-Cirkse posted Banking on Change

Sep 3, 2019 at 11:22 in Internet - Report

J S Parthiban is a bank manager in a busy Indian city. In talking with some of the thousands of vendors and beggars on the...

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Rita Juse-Cirkse posted Living On One Dollar

Aug 18, 2019 at 14:11 in Internet - Report

Living on One Dollar is an award-winning film following the experience of four friends as they live on less than $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites and the realization that there are no easy answers. Yet,...

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