Tag Archives: Teaching

Community Challenge: Being a community…

One of my guiding principle is that we work better together than alone – as we say in French “L’union fait la force” (Together we are stronger). And one of the pillar of Bee the Solution is that communities can help themselves. One of the “issues” that I did find sometimes (often…) is a lack of unity… Read More »

Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Education

The Sustainable Development Goal #4 tackles the need for (quality) education at all levels – from school children to adulthood. It emphases full inclusion, with regards to gender but also age, disabilities, income or any other ground that can lead to discrimination: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”… Read More »

Finance Micro Management

The overall vision that I have is to help people help themselves, that they can improve their condition. Through my travels, I have come to realise that sometimes part of the issue is not necessarily money itself but money management. Both in Africa and in Europe… I am not a finance person… far from it!… Read More »

What is Education?

“The most common forms of education result from years of schooling that incorporates studies of a variety of subjects.”(Business Dictionary) When talking about education, the first thing that comes to mind is school education. But altogether, what is Education? It is much wider than “just” schooling. The general definition from the Business Dictionary does help see… Read More »

CONSTANT LEARNING: Leave the Status Quo, Keep questionning, Change, Improve

We celebrated our 1st year of existence “out of the closet” with a special edition on 13th September 2017. If you have missed it, you can find it here. Before launching the website and Bee the Solution, we had a certain idea of how we would do things. We learnt a lot on how to do it and… Read More »

First rules of….

First Rules of adaption/integration through language  I move a lot around Southern/Eastern Africa. I come across a lot of different cultures. And with the culture also come different languages… While English is an official language in all the countries I am staying in, this is still not the home language of the majority of people.… Read More »

Why do we need to be on the ground? Part 5 – Demonstration

In our modern days, everyone can learn on the internet – there are hips of how-to step-by-step instructables or demonstration videos… However, this is not always accessible to all. As we have seen, access to internet is not necessarily easy (because of network) or affordable (because of the device cost and/or data cost). But this… Read More »

What do we want to achieve? Teaching to fish or….

Our vision is to help people help themselves in improving their conditions. “Improving condition” is a very wide topic. The obvious is to have access to education, to water, to light, to safe living environment, etc… But there is more to it… Every little things that makes your life better is an improvement. And it will… Read More »

Be grateful for what you have…(2)

Be grateful for what you have… ..but keep dreaming/working for better. Last month, I talked about showing/expressing gratitude for what we have and not longing for what we don’t… (Be grateful for what you have… not longing for what you don’t) This is the common saying and this is in response to what some people express… Read More »

Why do we need to be on the ground? Part 4 – Communication

Beside lines of communications, another aspect of communicating is linked to verbal and non-verbal expressions. On the verbal communication, the language that I communicate with is English (all countries I am going to are English-speaking countries). While English is the official language, very few people speak English as their native language… and there is a… Read More »