10 Reasons You May Actually Be Better Off Skipping College

For many of us, it was drilled into our brains from birth that college was a necessary step to success. And for many people, it is. But not for everybody. There are several downsides to getting a college education that we all seem to gloss over because we’ve been convinced that it’s a necessity. College … Continue reading 10 Reasons You May Actually Be Better Off Skipping College

Local Languages Give Young Ugandans a Solid Early Start in School

KAMPALA, August 21, 2017 - On a typical morning in elementary (primary) schools across Uganda, children can be heard chanting letters of the English alphabet, each letter assigned to a common item found around the home, followed by its vernacular word to help with association and memory. “Axe, Banana, Cup, Drum,” they sing, working their … Continue reading Local Languages Give Young Ugandans a Solid Early Start in School

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sloths

Sloths are an animal that you probably don’t spend all that much time thinking about, which doesn’t seem fair considering it’s the only animal that constantly moves in slow-motion, therefore making everything it does look supremely badass. So to correct that, here are 10 lesser known facts about the world’s most lackadaisical animal. 10. Experts … Continue reading 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sloths

Most People on Trampolines: world record set in Singapore (VIDEO)

Singapore -- 375 participants bounced to a new World Record for Most People on Trampolines at Fitness Marathon 2017 at The Lawn @ Marina Bay, during an event organized by Geylang Serai Community Sports Club to encourage healthy living, according to the World Record Academy. from World Record Academy: fastest world record certification service, UNLIMITED … Continue reading Most People on Trampolines: world record set in Singapore (VIDEO)

10 Rare and Strange Occurrences Around the World

For the many achievements made by our men and women of science in understanding the world and everything in it, there are still a lot of things we don’t know, or we’re not completely sure about. Other things, while more logical for our level of understanding, are so rare that, when they do happen, they … Continue reading 10 Rare and Strange Occurrences Around the World

Top 10 Battles Won in Odd Ways and Against All Odds

In war, when the chips are down and the odds are against a military unit, it can be time to defy common sense and get creative. Of course real life has been full of many instances of small, overpowered armies trying unusual tactics and getting destroyed, but since there’s no novelty value they quickly get … Continue reading Top 10 Battles Won in Odd Ways and Against All Odds

An innovative approach: Transforming the preschool education quality model in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a clear example of the increasing awareness about the importance of investing in quality Early Childhood Education (ECD) to support development in low and middle-income countries. Previous research in other countries has shown that investments on quality ECD and daycare yield relevant social returns (Naudeau & Hasan, 2015: 4). Also, our work in … Continue reading An innovative approach: Transforming the preschool education quality model in Nicaragua

Most ropes skipped – Guinness World Records

from Guinness World Records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJd6_CHgvfs

What can we learn from China’s decades of infrastructure development?

The Manila Times – Philippines Infrastructure Philippines 2021: Steering Towards theGolden Age of Infrastructure   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon and let me begin by thanking the Manila Times for inviting me for this important discussion on Philippines Infrastructure. A renewed emphasis on infrastructure in the Philippines is an opportunity to support further growth … Continue reading What can we learn from China’s decades of infrastructure development?

Shiva Gounden

As part of the World Bank’s flagship series of reports Pacific Possible, which focus on the future potential of the Pacific Islands, we reached out to some of the region’s next-generation of leaders for their take on the future of their countries and the major challenges ahead. Shiva Gounden – born in Navoli, a small village … Continue reading Shiva Gounden