Xavier School Manila, Apple distinguished school.
I had the pleasure of looking around the Xavier private school in Manila this week, the school was founded in 1995, on great campus, which todays accommodates 4,000 students, all boys. There is also a second Xavier school campus just opened in another part of Manila, that is bigger than this initial campus, but will operate as a mixed school, boys and girls. The President of the school, Fr.Aristotle C Dy, was a keynote speaker at the EduTech event in Manila earlier in the wee
Everest Academy Manila, an example of the growing private schools aimed at the Filipino middle class
I made a visit to Everest Academy in Manila this week to meet with principal Ma. Lourdes N Cura, in order to better understand the developing private school sector in Manila, where schools are 100% focused on the local children of the fast developing middle class in the Philippines, especially in Manila and the developing cities. Its worth noting that the average age of people in metro Manila is around 28 yrs old, in the philippines as a whole, 35 yrs old, so a very young pop
Day 2 EduTech Manila...
One of the really interesting presenters on the second day was Henry Motte-Munoz of Edukasyon.ph with his keynote emphasizing "The importance of entrepreneurism to growing economies". Henry has basically set up with some colleagues a data base that allows local Filipinos to find the best courses that meet their future desires. So their data base not only rates schools it also rates the best courses for the students, based on actual course evaluation. There is also an option f
Day 1 EduTech 21st Century Education for all in the Philippines
The first day of the EduTech conference in Manila confirmed that there are still many challenges to get good education to all, even though its a major goal of the government. One way you can speed up the quality of education is by delivering quality Edtech products into schools, but to do this you need the networks available to access this content, this is still a challenge outside of the major cities, but mobile coverage is good so there could be opportunities for supplement
I participated to Digital Leaders seminar at Luxembourg. We spent two days talking about how physical and digitial worlds collide in different industries and how companies should shift their thinking towards automized world. It is a wakeup call for the last passengers if you want to join in. How to deal with what is and focus on what's next and how to think exponential instead of linear?How to develop your and your kids skills like empathy, sharing, dreaming and doing togethe
Heading to Space!
Crowd funding of Cohu Experience's mission to Space attracted Finnish investors. The first million euros was DONE in 44 minutes. The goal is to close almost 5m€ by the end of this month. We are now taking the first historical steps towards personalisation of space to everyone. Humans are explorers by nature and now everyone can get closer to a dream of going to space. Space Ambassador Peter Vesterbacka and CEO of Cohu Experience Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola at the Radio Rock studio's
Fun Academy teacher training for new HK Finnish approach Playschool and Kindergarten
As the official opening of the new Fun Academy HK partnership for playschool and kindergarten gets closer, Saara (VP Education Fun Academy) is training the local teaching staff and management on the Fun Learning approach on how to link this with the local curriculum. The training is taking place at a traditional kindergarten setting in Hong Kong, the interior deisgn of the new Playschool will follow the Fun Academy design principles. The partnership between SkyWide Education