20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Monday, January 31, 2022

4.5 early childhood lego prize fazle abed

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The 2018 LEGO Prize has been awarded to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC(Building Resources Across Communities).

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 LEGO Prize in recognition of his extraordinary contribution towards improving children’s lives and their opportunities to play, learn and develop.

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, chairman of the board of Lego Foundation, handed over the prize to Sir Fazle at an event last evening (Tuesday 10 April 2018) in Denmark.

The LEGO Foundation, a Danish corporate foundation, has been awarding this prize since 1985 to individuals and organisations who are committed to the lives of children and are champions of learning through play.

The prize is accompanied by a cash award of USD 100,000, which will be used to strengthen BRAC’s support for children living with neuro-developmental disabilities and their families.

From the beginning of his career and the establishment of BRAC, Sir Fazle has viewed education as a crucial catalyst for change. He firmly believes that it is about more than just schools and books, and constant innovation is a cornerstone of BRAC’s approach. Since launching its non-formal education programme in Bangladesh in 1985, more than 11 million children have graduated from BRAC’s primary and pre-primary schools.

BRAC has set up more than 1,400 play-based early childhood development centres across Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda, where close to 40,000 children aged 1 to 5 years are presently enrolled. Of these, some 1,200 centres known as ‘Khelar Jogot’ (‘World of Play’ in English) are in Bangladesh. In these centres, pre-school children have access to age-appropriate play materials, a play-based curriculum, and play spaces that ensure their holistic development.

“It is an honour to receive the esteemed LEGO Prize. Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and develop. This generous financial contribution will support the holistic development of an underserved group of children in Bangladesh with special needs,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.

View past recipients of the LEGO Prize here.
Learn more about BRAC here.

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Currently lego prize focuses on 4 countries : denamrk south africa uktaine mexico

The Real Play Coalition is a non-profit alliance created in 2018 between UNICEF, National Geographic, Arup, IKEA and LEGO Foundation. Its ambition is to create a movement that will narrow the play gap for 100 million children by 2030; making play globally accessible, integrated and inclusive.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

 iamagine not only designimng the first 21st C university 4.4 to invite young professionals to design the deepest missing connections to sustainability but to aim to be a quarter of the world's most emotionally intelligrent partner with other alumni networks around the world -that's one of 3 reasons why fazle abed believed that starting up a university was timely in 2001 after his first 30 years of empowering world's poorest village omen to develop bangladesh and other rural spaces the world had previously not linkedin to the first 200+ years of engines - as far as I am aware never has a region's leading young olil company engineer (Royal Dutch Shell CEO for East pakistan0 changed his life agd 33e from big oil to helping poorest billion build sustainabe communities - that's the stuff of entrepreneurial revolution which Economist getting AAA applause from Smithian journalists sharing von neumanns question of what to do with 100 more teche per decade from 1951

the fisrt subject that had never been researched by graduates before the way that village mothers value most was playschools- so it amazes me today that what started as a new university new research area in 2001 has now spread across 50 nations and turned out to keep many mothers going through the deepest challenges of the pandemic

here are some links - a few to what fazle abed had learnt in his last few years and mostly from playschool alumni since his death in dec 2019

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3 framework reports produced in abed's last year 1      

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