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So much of the strategy in moving our communities into the new economy relies on education. Inspiring the youth to become problem solvers, creative thinkers, artists, disruptors and entrepreneurs are paramount.
On our visit to Hubli, India, we were able to visit a real cool education centre called the Agastya International Foundation. The foundation provides an environment in which economically disadvantaged children can create, take apart and experiment. This model is very similar to initiatives happening right now in New Brunswick Canada, such as Brilliant Labs and Science East, who are inspiring innovation in kids, preparing them to be big picture thinkers and leaders in the new economy.
The quest for learning, innovation, leadership and self-confidence is universal. If we can inspire a generation of children to embrace learning through hands-on problem solving, then we are equipping them to become the innovators of tomorrow that our world needs more than ever as we transition into the new economy.