:: urbansheep (urbansheep) wrote,
:: urbansheep

[ QU ] Другой мир: Emancipatory Business Education


CIDA City Campus in downtown Johannesburg is the first university in South Africa to offer students a free, 'open-access' education. It was founded five years ago by an amazing man, Taddy Blatcher, with no resources. He literally announced that the school was open for students without having a building, professors, a curriculum or anything else that might be useful in providing students with a four year business degree. By the time his first batch of students turned up he had most of those things in place (including a building donated by an investment bank which was unused due to crime in downtown Johannesburg).

CIDA is special for a number of reasons. It's a university run by its students (in the early days they even did the cleaning and cooking) - a number of whom never had the opportunity to finish high school - offering a business degree that costs $1,500 per grad. CIDA is now delivering a complex, innovative education to 1,600 students, while also aiming at being holistic (focusing on inner development) and replicable in other developing countries. To top it all off, every student is required to return to their rural schools and communities, during holidays, to teach what they have learnt.


Вот так надо жить! Вот так! И не где-то в абстрактном „лучшем мире“, а здесь и сейчас, в том окружении, которое есть, и помнить всё время, что только от того, кого ты сейчас отправишь к чертям собачьим, что ты отложишь на завтра, что ты никогда не сделаешь — только от этого зависит твоё настоящее и мир, в котором ты живёшь и хочешь жить Само ничего не случается и не приходит. Любые вероятности становятся выше, если их под себя прогибать. Только тогда всё будет.

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