Philanthropist Jim Estill Helps Refugees Start Fresh In Canada

Like many of us, Jim Estill saw the horrors of the Syrian civil war in the media during summer 2015. The shocking images of the small Syrian boy found face-down on a beach in Turkey were broadcast around the world that September. It was a crystallizing moment for Estill. The boy’s family had reportedly been planning to immigrate to Canada when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Estill felt compelled to do something. The Canadian government had already committed to taking in Syrian re

Communities of Courage: a day of inspiration for education leaders at Facebook HQ (Facebook Education)

Co-hosted by Facebook Education and the National School Climate Center (NSCC), the Communities of Courage summit brought together leaders from schools, universities, government agencies, education-related nonprofits and advocacy organizations, including a number of student-run groups. The goal was to discuss ideas and best practices around creating educational experiences that are safe, inclusive, and engaging for students in P-12 schools.

Ridhwan Kahn, Trailblazer of Sub-$100 Smart Phones, is honored as South Africa’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (executive profile)

Just 17 years ago, a young Ridhwan Khan was pounding pavement and knocking on doors. He had an idea that South Africa was ripe for low-cost cell phones. Through grit and persistence, he went from packaging refurbished phones one at a time to launching Mobicel, which makes and sells 19 million mobile devices a year. Khan’s inspirational story of evolving from a solo sales maverick into the CEO of South Africa’s top-selling cell phone brand has garnered him the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of T
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