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Unur Sukhbaatar

in Ulaanbaatar

Teacher and a social activist

PRESENTED ON SEP 06, 2018
IN ULAANBAATAR @ VOL 1

Unur Sukhbaatar is a lecturer at the University of Finance and Economics in Mongolia. He's also a founder of "Free Writers",  a social organization that strives to enlighten youth through books, trainings, and other activities. 

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Free the Diamond

BY MASON WEST
@ VOL 10 ON APR 16, 2012

In his presentation, Mason West hopes to inspire others -- like he does his students -- to find their inner potential, and break free of the limits that society appears to impose on them. (in English)

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Affecting through Social Media

BY ALEXANDER JACKSON
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

High School student Alex Jackson talks about getting engaged and what led him to spearhead an advocacy effort to change his high school's social media policy. Engaging in the issues and restrictions the educations system has on the students and youth involved, it is up to those who are affected that need to take action. 

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From rugby to social empowerment in Romania

BY LUCIAN MIRCESCU
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Lucian Mircescu is actively involved in development matters in Romania. A few years ago, he launched the Rugby Club Aurora Baicoi Foundation, which he is using now as a social development platform.

Last year he organised the club's first summer school, where he spent one week with children from 8-14, teaching them maths and English with Duolingo and the Khan Academy.

It's a project that is gaining more and more attention. His story can be one of social empowerment and community participation in the context of the Romanian migration taking place after the country gained European Union membership.

Some of the children in the club simply grow up without any parents, who are working abroad. The children are rarely encouraged to focus on their education and to pursue careers that require studying - which only repeats an eventual poverty cycle. 

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The Importance of Social Factors in Design Research

BY BIRDIE SALVA
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Birdie Salva shares how social changes should inform product and service design.

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Teacher As...

BY DAVID THOMPSON
@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

David Thompson teaches education studies and popular culture, so naturally his talk is on teachers in film, from Educating Rita to The History Boys to Carry On Teacher! What can teachers learn from these teachers?

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Mujer Digital

BY XIMENA RODRÍGUEZ
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2015

Mujer Digital: Capacitación de mujeres para empoderarlas en medios digitales y uso de herramientas informáticas. 

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Kiron Open Higher Education

BY VINCENT ZIMMER
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

When it comes to access higher education, refugees are facing many barriers such as legal status, cost or university capacities. To overcome those difficulties, Vincent Zimmer co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education - the world’s first online learning platform that enables refugees to have an easy access to higher education.
Kiron’s innovative blended learning model 2.0 consists of online and offline elements to facilitate social and economic integration of refugees in their host country and empowers them to live a self-determined life.
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Social Media

BY SARAH HILL
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Sarah Hill describes the power of social media, and a new collective she's started as a forum for folks interested in the use of social media.

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

BY ANDREW DELLIS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?