ear Friends

This may be a hopelessly biased request due to my father's microeconomic view that when all else fails systemically and socially, then education can still change the world to better the human lot (and celebrate future jobs worth spending lives on) -and what could have been a more valuable education medium than 7 billion mobile and worldwidewebbed peoples? -a future history and borderless world debate Japan's leadership was first in world to adopt in the 1960s

Atsu on Sunday Taddy and Sunita will be having a first conversation (on skype)
time zones south africa midday ; india 3.30pm ....

While only they can explain their youth connections to futures we all could collaboratively celebrate,  in my searches I see them at the epicentre of scaling the 2 most exciting real open education networks never to have had their pro-youth mission spoiled by government, aid or corporate sponsors

working out of south africa, taddy transformed himself from a chartered accountant working with Porter's Monitor to the founder of universities should be free for the most job creating youth however poor or abused their childhoods- he started that in 1990 got interesting partners like maharishi, branson and google, now runs 5 nearly-free university colleges and is extending the 3 missing curricula back to age 10 (and 14 million children uniting teachers in goal of 1 million jobs co-creation by 2020)
3 missing curricula blend- financial literacy, empowerment (facilitation of self and community), entrepreneurship

Sunita's father -Jagdish Gandhi -  started a school in Lucknow nearly 60 years ago to continue the youth knowhow worlds of Ganhdi and Montessori; it was preferred by the citizens of lucknow to such a degree that 50000 children now unite the schooling system and its youth exchanges all over the hemisphere; a particular competence is becoming cross-culturally confident before adolescence; so much so that when hindhis and muslims almost went war with each other in Lucknow around 1990 it was the childrens peace protests in the streets that saved the day; sunita as the eldest daughter grew up in the schooling system, went to cambridge, was a young professional associate in wolfensohn's world bank, runs several test schools of her own including the first to computerised montessori records, and now knows who's pro-youth education who out of India (including eg Kalam's ten year program 2020 to end non-sustainable curriculum)

I hope there is a way to find a first win-win-win between all the futures you are working so hard to connect youth to


chris macrae
PS A bit more of missing maps of future history of pro-youth education
1) i use word real education to distinguish from virtual platforms like khan academy now offer a new youth economic multiplier but only if we connect the most pro-youth real world educators first

2) The Nobel peace laureate summit cape town oct 2014 does not yet actively know of either Taddy or Sunita and the Gandhi family of educators. Does anyone have ways to fill this communications gap? Taddy's collaborations with youth are unequalled in s.africa and branson also connect Mandela elders; the Mandela and Gandhian traditions of how to surround the next generation in peace before overthrowing government constituted for the 1% are educationally convergent as far as I can understand

3) I also dont think that the people trying to link Jim Kim's 2 defining social movements of the net generation know Taddy Blecher or the Gandhi family as well as is now needed. Naila and I will have another go at trying to explain that to the founders of results, microcreditsummit and millennium goal movements out of DC before they host a summit with Jim Kim in June though this is foggy stuff from where I sit. Although the only microcredit models that make sense tome were educational movements this is not what big bank sponsorship of millennium goal networks has ever allowed to be free. One might of hoped that Gordon Brown's new role as envoy fro education to the UN could finally live up to his Downing Street message the day in april 2008 that trust of 99% of citizens and youth in British banking died https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUu03EMeRs