Albert Einstein among many other statements he made, famously said “the more knowledge the less ego, the less knowledge the more ego”.

Over the past few decades,  understanding of the different approaches to work has changed radically. The simple fact of progress and development in varied spheres of human life is more than evident. However, in spite of all the achievements and growth, according to Ben Eubanks, there are still some unresolved issues on such basic matters as communication and cooperation. There are examples of people who are able to handle their work in a great way as individuals but who cannot cooperate with others; and when it comes to the important matter of teamwork, this causes a huge problem or even, in some cases, outright conflict.

The tale of the young Jaya Setiawan Gulo, now 28, starts in a left-behind village somewhere in the province of North Sumatra, after he broke his left arm. While he was on the road to recovery, he had the heartbreaking experience of witnessing the harsh realities that face the people in the rural areas of Indonesia who dedicate their lives to giving their kids the opportunity to finish school. It was then that he realized he would one day found a social enterprise organization focused on education. And so it has been. Back then, he was just a tiny kid with poor grades who was climbing coconut trees. Today, he works at the Indonesian Ministry of Finance and has made his dream come true.  Together with nine other young people who are dedicated to fighting for education, he founded a youth-led organization called The School Projects that is changing the shape of the education system in rural Indonesia. Gulo and his cohort have reached more than 1400 children so farby mentoring and motivating them while providing school supplies to support their learning process. This is Gulo’s story.

Here Youth Time Magazine publishes two of the most interesting and informative youth related news items of the past week. Our weekly news roundup is published every Monday and Friday and contains just some of the most important developments in the world of global youth. Follow, like and submit comments on Facebook and other Youth Time media.

 

We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent reports in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news summary, we speak about the number of foreign students in Jordan and plans to increase that number, South African university's decision to drop titles and establishment of first ever technological university in Ireland.

Whether you’re having a business trip, studying in a different country, or going on a holiday abroad, you will get hungry, thirsty, cold or hot at the airport. Having travelled back and forth between the US, the UK, and Europe, I’ve collected a few tips that have saved me some $$$ and made my transfers smooth and less of a headache.

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