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Education Is Everyone's Business ; Lets Do Something About It. (+ TEDxKL audition video )

As Socrates quoted " The of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new . " In our context, for education to be changed , what is needed is a paradigm shift, in which education needs to be "reimagined".

Currently my friends and I are working on setting up a website that acts like a "voice" to students , where we'll be collecting testimonials on experiences in education. As for former students, they can share what they learned outside school, but should be taught in school. If you have any good idea for the name of the website , feel free to share.

Here's the video from the TEDxKL audition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPPfL1fP0Sg&feature=youtu.be . I really appreciate if you could share the link to your friends on facebook, twitter etc. as it really means a lot to me.

If you wish to be in touch , you can follow me on twitterhttps://twitter.com/FaizulZuraimi or send me an email faizulzuraimi@gmail.com

open letter to teachers:
http://faizulzuraimi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/an-open-letter-to-teachers-my-name-is.html
http://www.ted.com/conversations/18310/what_can_we_do_an_open_lett.html

For updates , do follow my blog here : faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com

The message I'm trying to convey is that everyone has the choice to make a difference in education , and the least you can do is by sharing the video to your friends :) lets do something about our education!

UPDATE: I've created a facebook page. Share your experiences in education system here. And don't forget to tell your friends to like this page too! https://www.facebook.com/voicesofglobalstudents

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  • Jul 18 2013: Hey Faizul,

    I agree with you; education is everyone's business.

    With that in mind, I'd like to zone in on students ourselves, we should see education as our business as well. For those of us who are not in a position to change the system, 'what can we students do to get more out of the current one?' I believe there are ways we can grow our creativity and knowledge, be it joining extra curricular activities or even by just watching TED talks.

    I've started a movement similar to the one you have in mind, it's called 'The Pencil Box' (www.jclathepencilbox.org). It's a movement by students, for students, to get them to rethink education and how they can get more out of it. If you feel it would be useful to your network of student friends, do share it with them.

    I'll be interested to hear more about your project as well.

    Cheers,
    Esther
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      Jul 18 2013: Hi Esther,

      I've just replied your email , thanks for sending me it :) Hope I can work with you in the future.

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