Significant Quotations: #2 Only the educated are free


Epictetus was a Greek philosopher, a Stoic, who freed himself from slavery by his intelligence and use of his mind. The educated are free because they can free their “bonds” and use their minds to question, challenge, explore thoughts, theories as well as themselves and others. This quote was the motto of our original education … Continue reading Significant Quotations: #2 Only the educated are free

No technology, only chalkboards and copy books!


During our 10 years education aid work in Nepal we didn’t find a single school that was using technology in any primary school classroom ...... and we worked with 200 schools in the capital city, Kathmandu. Chalkboards and exercise books, the forerunners of electronic whiteboards and personal tablets, were everywhere however, with children copying things … Continue reading No technology, only chalkboards and copy books!

Tiffin day at a small school in Nepal


The sheer joy that a small box of cakes etc can bring to a child in Nepal is a joy in itself to behold! Having ended our full time education operation after 10 years there in 2017, our final act was to completely rebuild one of the poorest schools in Kathmandu. We had already developed … Continue reading Tiffin day at a small school in Nepal

Ego Integrity: 7/8 Only the educated are free!


This is the seventh in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, benevolence, making a difference, battle, challenge, corruption, education, dedication, integrity. I think they are on the surface of the … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 7/8 Only the educated are free!

Ego Integrity: 2/8 Who guided YOU when you needed it?


This is the second in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, friendship, education, humility, mentor, professional. Some became personal values, others signposted a new direction to my life. I hope … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 2/8 Who guided YOU when you needed it?