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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
1/1/21 we have entered the most exciting decade to be alive- by 2030 we will likely know whether humans & tech wizards can save futureoflife- tech surveys indicate odds of accomplishing this greatest human mission would be lot less without spirit of a chinese american lady at stanford-...
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

GAMES of world record jobs involve
*pack of cards: world record jobs creators eg fei-fe li ; fazle abed ...
*six future histories before 2021 starts the decade of empowering youth to be the first sustainable generation.

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, February 1, 2018

TIDAN also #BR10 vicky colbert

YIDAN PRIZE AIMS TO NOMINATE 100 LAUREATES -first six


latin amerucan escuela bieva - origin colombia inspired by montessori and dewey

wise winner
yidan winner
feb 2018
Charles Chen Yidan, cofounder of Tencent, the Chinese internet holding company with a market cap of $500 billion, was in New York yesterday to talk about the first-ever Yidan Prize for Education. Chen, 48, stepped down as Tencent’s chief administrative officer in 2013. He said he decided to devote himself to educational philanthropy after reflecting on his vital relationship with his illiterate paternal grandmother, who took care of him while his parents toiled in their jobs at a Shenzhen bank. “She encouraged me to study,” he said through a translator. “She left a seed in my heart.”
In 2016, he established the Yidan Prize, and endowed it with $320 million so that it can be awarded in perpetuity. The prize, $7.75 million split between two winners, or “laureates,” is the most valuable in education. Billionaire Eli Broad created the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which ran from 2002 to 2014 and gave away $1 million a year  in college scholarships to school districts in the U.S. that showed improved academic achievement for low-income students and students of color. The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize , base in the U.K., awards $1 million each year to an outstanding teacher. And the Qatar Foundation gives the WISE Prize for Education, worth $500,000, to an individual or group that has made “an outstanding, world-class contribution to education.”
One of the 2017 Yidan laureates, Vicky Colbert, 65, also won the WISE Prize in 2018. She was visiting New York yesterday with Chen, and as she described her nonprofit organization, Fundación Escuela Nueva, Chen looked on attentively through thick black-framed glasses. Colbert, a native of Colombia (her Colombian mother married an American named Colbert, who died when Vicky was 12 days old), speaks perfect English. She said she was inspired by her mother, a teacher who started several teacher training colleges.
After earning a sociology degree in Colombia and studying comparative education at Stanford on a Ford Foundation grant, Colbert set out to try to improve performance in Colombia’s 34,000 struggling rural schools. They took a traditional teacher-centered approach that she believed did not benefit students, especially in small schools where children of many ages studied in a single classroom. “I wanted to introduce self-paced learning, personalization and dialoguing,” she said. “Children can learn a lot from each other, and when they go out in the community.” That approach is not new, she explained. John Dewey and Maria Montessori advocated it in the early 20th century. But Colbert said that when she started working on education in the 1970s, only elite private schools had adopted a progressive theory of education.
Colbert served a stint as Colombia’s vice minister of education, which helped her kick off her first pilot project with government money. She founded Escuela Nueva as an NGO in 1987.  Since then, her method has spread throughout rural Colombia, where she said the schools started outperforming their urban counterparts in the 1990s. Escuela Nueva has expanded beyond Colombia to 16 countries and has programs running in Vietnam and Zambia, where it’s working in partnership with a U.K.-based NGO that supports girls’ education. Along the way Colbert has racked up numerous accolades, including the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which came with a $1.25 million investment in Colbert’s organization, the Clinton Global Citizenship Award and the Kravis Prize. She was nominated for the Yidan Prize by an official at the World Bank, which has supported Escuela Nueva’s work.

Yidan Prize is administered by the Hong Kong-based Yidan Prize Foundation. Chen splits his time between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, where Tencent is based. Though the BBC has referred to him as a billionaire, he refused to discuss his net worth or his financial holdings with Forbes. He did confirm that he still has a stake in Tencent and handed out a business card with the Tencent corporate logo above his name.


The Yidan Prize selects its laureates with the help of an international board of directors, an advisory board and two three-person judging panels. One panel gives an award for educational development. Colbert won that prize.