Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Alternative education colleges, Part I

We're big on education and empowerment. Here are two centers in opposite parts of the world doing something cool - educating and empowering the poor. I must admit that neither Emeka nor I have visited the following, but we've heard a lot about them. If you have visited them, and have some thoughts to share, we'd LOVE to hear from you!

[via Boing Boing] Xeni Jardin visits the Songhai Center in Benin. You can read her thoughts on the experience here.

[via PBS] PBS recently aired a beautiful piece about the Barefoot College in India, a skills-institute for the illiterate poor. Unfortunately, its not embeddable, so instead, watch the Skoll Foundation visit the Barefoot College in India.

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