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9/8/18 paul oyer: fei-fei li : lei zhang - WE WELCOME q&a THE MORE MATHEMATUCAL OR HUMAN THE BETTER chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk MA stats cambridge 1973

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bonus challenge for those on road to glasgow cop2 nov2021: future 8 billion peoples want to value from 2021 rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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problem 99% of what people value connecting or doing to each other
has changed (and accelerated in last three quarters of a century- while laws, culture and nature's diversity and health are rooted in real-world foundations that took mother earth 1945 years to build with -and that's only using the christian calendar

1995 started our most recent quater of a century with 2 people in Seattle determined to change distribution of consumers' markets - the ideas of how of bezos and jack ma on what this would involve were completely different except that they changed the purpose of being online from education knowledge to buying & selling things -
nb consuming up things is typically a zero-sum game or less if done unsustainable- whereas life-shaping knowhow multiplies value in use
from 1970 to 1995 knowhow needed to end subsistence poverty of over a billion asian villagers was networked person to person by women with no access to electricity grids- their number 1 wrjc involved partnerships linked by fazle abed - borlaug's crop science was one of the big 5 action learnings -its person to person application saved a billion people from starvation; the first 185 years of the machie age started up bl glasgow university's smith an watt in 1760 had brought humans to the 2 world wars; when people from nearly 200 nations founded the united nations at san francisco opera house 1945 chances of species survival looked poor- miraculous;y one mathematician changed that before he died 12 years later- john von neumann's legacy was both the moon race and twin artificial intel labs - one facing pacific ocean out of stanford; the other facing the atlantic out of mit boston .. who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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We've been busy running Bridge nurseries and schools plus supporting government schools and teachers over the last month. Hear about some of the highlights: 
  • A new UK Government DFID report makes landmark findings that parents' income is not related to strong learning in Bridge schools in Lagos
  • Nigerian government teachers celebrate as 7,000 of them graduate from Bridge training
  • The IFC show their support for Bridge at the World Bank's annual meetings
  • We meet Everline, a top pupil sitting her end of school exams in Kenya
  • A London think tank looks at the evidence of our outcomes and praises Bridge's work
                                                                   
A new UK Government DFID report ‘Learning in Lagos’  revealed that in our schools in Nigeria family background was not correlated to children’s high learning outcomes. The DFID report makes a landmark finding that in Bridge schools children enjoy equal learning benefits. Parents' income, education, and speaking English at home had no link to their children's academic performance in Bridge. The report states: “Students from better socioeconomic backgrounds have higher learning achievement in private and public schools, but not at Bridge schools.” 
                               
A London think tank, Centre for Policy Studies, supports Bridge's work tackling the global learning crisis. The author says the global education shortage is a combination of children out of school and children in school not learning. The think tank outlines how Bridge is working to improve the situation: "Bridge schools in Lagos are delivering an education that is both of a higher standard and more equitable than the alternatives."  The author, Oliver Wiseman, goes on to say that "Bridge looks a lot like a good news story: not just more schools in parts of the world that need them, but an approach that appears to be working where others have failed."
Read the full article on CapX here
                               
In Benin City, Nigeria, seven thousand government teachers have been celebrating their graduation into the local government's new education improvement programme called EdoBEST. These teachers in over 600 schools are now educating around 150,000 children across Edo state. The aim of EdoBEST is to improve the state’s 1,500 public primary and junior secondary schools; develop the skills of 15,000 government teachers and impact 300,000 pupils over a 4 year programme. Bridge is proud to be the technical partner on the teacher development and instructional design element of the programme. We are focused on supporting the Government to enhance teacher capacity and capability through a training programme that leverages technology and empowers teachers to improve learning outcomes. 
Read the full story about EdoBEST here
                               
Philippe Le Houérou, CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was interviewed at the World Bank’s annual meetings in Bali. Houérou outlined why investments in private sector actors are key to the success of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He expressed his support for Bridge's work saying “I grew up in Africa. It’s a situation of very bad public services in health and education. Repeating the same old recipe and expecting a better outcome is weird. Same cause, same consequences. We owe it to the kids, to the next generation, to try new things. We try with Bridge. I do believe that experimenting is good and we’re using economists to do evaluations." 
Read more about the IFC CEO's view now
                               
The World Economic Forum published an opinion editorial by Adesuwa Ifedi, Bridge Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for Africa. She writes about education reform in Nigeria highlighting the Edo government initiative and the UK DFID report. Adesuwa Ifedi says that what’s underway in the country is a huge boost for children. She highlights how innovative models, strong leadership and higher levels of learning attainment are transforming state schools across the region. Ifedi adds: “Strong political leadership and a clear vision demonstrate that state schools in Nigeria can be high quality, today. A generation of children can receive transformational learning opportunities enabling growth and prosperity in a state where 60% live below the poverty line.”
Visit the World Economic Forum story
Meet Everline Sumuni who goes to Bridge Kwa Reuben in Nairobi, Kenya
 
She's been a Bridge pupil for six years now after moving from her public school. She says: "I was learning nothing. I knew I had to improve."

Her school is in one of Kenya's biggest slums, Mukuru, which is home to 100,000 people and sits on wasteland by the Nairobi river. Everline is t
he youngest in her family and currently, she is sitting her end of primary school exam (KCPE). At 14, she is very motivated to succeed, not least by a determination to beat her sibling's scores! She's is on track to score 400+ marks in her exams; which would put her in the top 1% of pupils nationwide.

Good luck Everline! 
Read Everline's journey here
News in Brief
  • The US think-tank Brookings has published a piece by Bridge's Christine Okudi saying teachers can empower girls through sex education in Uganda. 
  • Dr Shannon May, co-founder of Bridge, delivered a keynote speech at the GSG Impact Summit 2018 in New Delhi, India. 
  • Business Fights Poverty have published a piece that looks at the new independent evidence of high attainment and equal learning inside our schools.
  • Why is a weaker teachers union in the USA good news for teachers in Africa? Our Head of Bridge Uganda writes for Impakter magazine.
  • Bright magazine has mentioned Bridge in its long list of education innovations in Kenya.
  • Country Director Marcus Wleh has been talking about the transition of the Liberian government's education reform program from PSL to LEAP.
  • The UK Institute for Economic Affairs posted a blog by an English professor looking at the findings of the new DFID paper Learning in Lagos.
  • Have you seen our shiny new website? Take a look here. 
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