All tagged Self-Sustaining Education
The tools of hard power are force, sanctions, payments and bribes; the tools of soft power institutions, policies, culture and values. Hard power is authoritarian and self-serving. Soft power is neither. And HOPES development is built on soft power.
Karatara is home to a remarkable little school called Eden Campus...and not much else. The school is a long way from self-sufficiency, but they have some electrifying ideas about getting there.
Great news! The Escuela Agricola de San Francisco made it to the finals of the BBC World Challenge--a top social innovation competition! Now you get to vote to help them win!
I was all excited until I started looking around and realized that fully two thirds of them COULDN’T READ IT! Aigh! Even the ones who could read it couldn’t understand the university-level research language it was written in. I think it’s fair to say I was bitterly disappointed.
Logically, most people call San Fransisco a “self-sustaining school” and what we’re working on is a plan to create more “self-sustaining schools.” But here’s the rub: a school is a thing, it is utterly incapable of sustaining itself. I feel like the school relies on students for work, nada mas.
I met up a Ulysses Team [it’s a leadership development program] from Price Waterhouse Cooper who have been sent here to work on the replication model for self-sustaining education. Que bendicione, no?!