Here’s a BBC story about a school in Nigeria that is accepting plastic bottles in lieu of school fees from parents. It might make you smile.
And below is a short video (2:21) from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees about an inspiring young leader, 13 year-old Myshara– living in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh.
And from the Christian Science Monitor, a story on why Africa leads the world in women’s leadership…
A new report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime finds that violent conflict is creating new opportunities for human traffickers. Children and girls are increasingly targeted. Human trafficking is of much concern in my community of San Diego, California as well. How about in your community?
An important story from NPR: Human Trafficking Reaches ‘Horrific’ New Heights, Declares U.N. Report
And we all love food…but usually not school lunches. Here are some photos of school lunches from around the world. Which one would you select? I’d go for Italy!
Here’s a more detailed look at them.
If you’re looking for a TED Talk to share with your staff or colleagues, take a look at:
Sir Ken Robinson
And here’s the remarkable Fred Swaniker—founder of the African Leadership Network
If you regularly read blogs on this website then you know our focus is on education in marginalized communities and school leaders around the world. Here are a few twitter suggestions for some of the latest developments and organizations that tweet on school leadership around the world:
For South Africa, check out: @SchoolLeadersSA
For the latest in school leadership development in Kenya follow: @dignitasproject
For Malaysia: @GSLMalaysia
For India check out the India School Leadership Institute @ISLI_India
For updates from around the world, check out Global School Leaders: @gschoolleaders
Two individuals to follow who often write about education and leadership in marginalized communities:
Harry Patrinos: A manager at the World Bank’s education sector @hpatrinos
Henry F. DeSio: Global Ambassador for Changemakers @henrydesio
A few professional organizations to follow:
University Council for Education Administration @UCEA
International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement @ICSEIglobal
British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society @BelmasOffice
Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management @CCEAMmembers
Finally, here’s a great quote that we use in our school leadership workshops in various countries on the African continent. It’s from the… oh so talented… Sir Ken Robinson!
“The real role of leadership in education…is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control – creating a climate of possibility. If you do that, people will rise to it and achieve things that you completely did not anticipate and couldn’t have expected.”
Meet Paula Cordeiro: https://globaledleadership.org/paula-cordeiro/