BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech

Breaking News 15 May- 2 earth moving meets this week- in washington DC with founder of ICAF largest/happiest youth summit process in world - in dubai with Hiro one of Japan's greatest partners in youth futures

Breaking Spring 2015 Stanford ONdemand

links DC 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Boston 0  1  2  3  4 SanF 1  2

Americas : H Pa Co Pe Ch

Asia BRAC  Grameen Lucknow

Africa Kenya 1 2 S.Africa 1

Yazmi could be the best news in 44 yearsof celebrating every way that elearning media can be the opposite of mass tv

 Breaking news from 43rd year of net generation search for open elearnng started in The Economist in 1972

world bank open learning campus searcheds for cousrea partners who dont see certificates as main end game of education

coursera segments on demand

khan academy organises peer to peer competitions of health training

summary of maharishi uni.doc summary of maharishi uni.doc, 556 KB - summary of the most exciting entrepreneur curriculum in 43 years since my father at The Economist encouraged coming net generation to search for open education' "Entrepreneurial Revolution" -please tell us if you know of other job creating curricula

We (elders and youth of the net generation) could now be valuing a wholly different planet  

 if top 11 who's Free Education who knew how to collaborate with each other  -job creation dairy- job creation maps from world bank 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc, 40 KB













since 1972 alumni of The Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution have become convinced that education entrepreneurs models benefit most from collaboration and that open education is the key to the door of the net generation being 10 times more (or if we mess it up in next decade less ) productive and exponentially sustainable

we hope our guided tour of these 11 helps you  help youth celebrate the above conclusion - of course we are delighted to hear of nominations of other education collaboration entrepreneurs -rsvp but note our 11 are also chosen to complement each other


for example: Sal Khan's online academy demonstrates the most economic way to viralise any action learning that millions of youth could most gain from action networking, while


Sir Fazle Abed  has spent the last 43 years developing the ngo network that can claim all of these accolades:

biggest in terms of co-workers having served north of 100 million poorest mothers and children in Bangladesh and in the last decade or so replicating the model to many of the most seriously oppressed peoples on the planet

most collaborative

most educational driven in the action learning and job creating sense

the most value multiplying in terms of human livelihoods

consequently the curriculum of BRAC is worth more than any other curriculum that isnt yet available

BRAC is a curriculum replicator unlike any the real world 1 2 has ever seen. It now operates close to 50000 educational facilities -many no larger than a one room village school. Its metric has been to end generations of illiteracy among 15 million parents and 60 million children in rural Bangladesh. Paulo Freire was the first source Sir Fazle consulted on this part of BRAC's journey. Today BRAC also runs a city university one of whose unique features is every student spend an action learning term interning on a village innovation project


can you help norman macrae foundation call for a microeducationsummit before we lose the lifetime knowledge of these great educators (many way over 70) ?



  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to -if you can help our research please email  washington dc 1 301 881 1655


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Abstract:  The iDiscoveri case provides a background for discussion of several issues encountered by many start-ups and early stage companies:  learning from early mistakes, the importance of a competent and committed team, scaling up to service a huge market, possibilities of technology to enhance the product/service, and the challenge an entrepreneur faces in redefining his role as the business grows.

Since its founding in 2002, iDiscoveri had developed a progressive system of teaching methods and classroom materials that was markedly improving elementary school education for children in India.  By mid-2012, more than 650 public and private schools had adopted the system; some 400,000 K-7 students were using iDiscoveri’s materials.  Equally important, the fast-growing business had demonstrated scalability, was cash-flow positive, and was nearly profitable.

Looking forward, founder Ashish Rajpal saw no impediment to his intermediate goal of reaching one million students.  But one million was a tiny fraction of India’s 300 million elementary school students. There were millions more in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Could the company scale up to the point of meeting the needs of these larger populations? 

Rajpal also wondered about his future role at iDiscoveri.  He had been deeply involved in every aspect of the business since its founding.  He knew this would have to change, but who had the ability and sense of mission to carry the company to a higher level?


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Bernardo wrote Yes as soon as I get to Miami i will move very fast, In march i will be in South Africa, Cote d`Ivory and R. of Congo. I will also have a back to office report (BTOR) to you


Bernardo good luck -however if any brainstorm comes to you as to what poorest hispanic women first need to connect across the entire american continent on free mobile - eg safety line against abuse please tell naila as her march journey through ireland switzerland, LA and kenya is about signing up such a franchise and testing if carlos slim will lay on poorest womens terms


If you are passing through johannesburg tell us and we'll see if we can linkin taddy-by the way mostofa has just finished a week in lucknow understanding how they are redesigning entrepreneur and sustainability curriculum for 50000 children citymontessori   Jgandhi   globaledu


they are proposing taddy and they meet in august? to swap notes- I guess that is phase 1 of many phases at which youth summits swaps notes on entrepreneurship


I am desperately trying to involve china, korea, and japan in similar note swapping , and ultimately notes are effectively swapped when they are up in 9 minute modules like khan's



I sort of feel that when yunus sees this page of khans he will see how far he's got behind with nursing college even as that becomes the first card for millions of youth to viralise; similarly millions of youth are now viralising jim kims knowhow on what  youth's most collaborative social movements really do below the radar


Also between now and june its essential to share short transcripts on how the real microcredits work; if jim kim gets to the annual results conference and find they are still spamming the whole world bank with fund microcredits no matter what they are do there will be an unhappy ending to everything micro financial



Jeroo Bilimoria founded as founder of india orphanage she developed financial literacy curriculum now franchised out of amsterdam to 100 nation's primary schools in poor area; she also founded also run out of amsterdam

good time to map what university partnering networks connect what eg -glad to see 2 of my norther england alma maters centrally involved 

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