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Closing The Education Divide

Closing The Education Divide

In the Arab world, sheer numbers call for leap-frogging into digital learning, said Maysa Jalbout, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. Over half the 385 million people who live the region are under 25 years of age, she said. A good many are refugees whose educational prospects have been shattered by political conflicts. Youth unemployment in the region is also the highest in the world partly because of the poor quality of education, except in some centers of excellence. What gives? Read […]



Patients With Passports

Four years ago, author Maggi Ann Grace’s partner, a building contractor, learned that he had a defective heart valve. The uninsured 50-something American did not have $200,000 for heart surgery, but the state medical system, with its strange logic, would let his condition get much worse  before it did anything for him. Grace’s son, a medical student, told them of quality healthcare facilities in India. Soon, the proactive North Carolina couple were at the Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi. A team of doctors performed […]