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Penned by Youth - An Open Letter to the UN Secretary General Pt I

Today, on the International Day of Education, we at ITS Education Asia are submitting an open letter to the United Nations and to Secretary-General António Guterres to ensure that those we are educating have a voice in how they are educated. Education standards worldwide have fostered hundreds of millions of students to become ready for work. But while they are certainly capable and competent, the question facing these hordes of educated young adults is simply: What type of work? Secondary schools and universities are beginning to realize that their graduates find careers irrelevant to their majors. Many brilliant adults are stuck at miserable jobs simply because they pay well. Many of our brightest minds spend all their faculties trying to make the rich richer. These tragic outcomes suggest, perhaps, that education should not be solely designed by adults. Perhaps it's time to ask the kids what they think is important to learn (see Part II) . . .

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YCI Monthly Seminar

Open to all YCI members! This month a couple of our young enterprisers will be speaking with Elin Chan, the founder of Fruity Clean - a sustainable way to process fruit peels into soap.  She will also be talking about sustainable entrepreneurship as a secondary school student and giving perspectives of an almost-fresh grad on how kids can get the most out of their work! Hosted by the Founder of the YCI, Michael Li.  Interested non-members, please just email [email protected] a 100-word interest statement about why you would like to join the seminar, and we will happily let you observe! . . .

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