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Ripple effect: the big ideas making waves in worldwide education

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Ripple effect: the big ideas making waves in worldwide education

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Some local educational ideas have such an impact that they go beyond borders and gain international recognition. In this edition of Learning World, presented by Maha Barada, we take a close look at three projects that hit the headlines, to see what difference they have made on the ground.

Our first report takes us to Indonesia to look at one individual’s tireless efforts to spread the benefits of education. In a country where too many children leave school early Muhamad Iman Usman not only managed to complete his education but then put it to use serving his community.

He set up the Indonesian Future Leaders association, which promotes educational and other social projects.

As a result Iman received national and international awards and accolades, including one from the World Innovation Summit for Education.

Green code

Providing access to technology is in itself a big advantage to young learners. But what happens if you go one step further and teach them coding, so they can develop their own apps and build websites?

In our second story we go to Ireland to check out an exciting initiative that is doing just that. Started just three years ago Coderdojo is already something of a phenomenon, with hundreds of classes setting up around the world.

Pop education in Colombia

Pop diva Shakira is best known for smash hits and raunchy videos, but there is another side to her work for which she has been justly lauded.

She is a staunch advocate of education, especially for the underprivileged in Latin America and particularly in her home country, Colombia.

It was with this noble objective in mind that she set up her foundation Pies Descalzos. Our final report takes us to Colombia for a look at how its schools are bringing equal learning opportunities to poor children.

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