L is for Charles Leadbeater: Educational Innovation From The Slums

Charles explains why we need to radically shift the way we think about education.

We need to move away from a view of schooling that was rooted in the 19th Century. This Read more

R is for The International Rehabilitation Council For Torture Victims

Some people try to crush the human spirit. Others try to maintain or revive it. The IRCT belongs to the second category.

Inge Genefke is a Danish doctor who founded the ITCT Read more

R is for Anita Roddick: Pioneering The Way

Anita was a pioneer in many ways. She acted as a role model for people who wanted to build ethical and successful businesses.

At the same time, she was also prepared to Read more

B is for Penny Brohn: Her Pioneering Work For People With Cancer

Penny Brohn created a remarkable legacy. She helped to give birth to The Bristol Cancer Help Centre.

The work done there has helped many people to develop their inner strength and improve the quality Read more

E is for Expeditionary Learning: An Approach That Works In Schools


The Expeditionary Learning approach has proved successful for many students. EL enables the students:

To enjoy learning,

To achieve high test scores.

To apply the knowledge to real life challenges.

Here is an excerpt Read more

B is for Peter Benenson: Giving Birth To Amnesty International

Peter found his own way to maintain the positive spirit in people. He was travelling on the London Underground one day in the autumn of 1960 when his eye caught an article in Read more

S is for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: His Writing And Legacy

Antoine is best known for his fable The Little Prince. Many people have also been inspired by his other books, such as Flight to Arras, Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars.

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T is for Kathleen Taylor: Learning From Working With The Dying

Kathleen has spent more than 20 years working as a counsellor in hospices. When asked about her work, she says she loves her job.

Why? She enables people to tackle this final Read more

S is for The Schwab Foundation For Social Entrepreneurship

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship supports and highlights the work of social entrepreneurs around the world. Here are some excerpts from its web site.


Professor Klaus Schwab created the Read more

G is for Arvind Gupta: Turning Trash Into Toys For Learning

The video above shows a talk Arvind gave at TED.

In it he describes how he uses local trash to teach science to children in India. He also helps them to make Read more