Education that’s changing lives: meet Osman Yakubu, my friend from Ghana

Education that’s changing lives: meet Osman Yakubu, my friend from Ghana

 "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" may be Nelson Mandela's quote, but to my friend Osman, it's the core value that leads his life. He has made of changing lives in Ghana not a dream, but a reality. The Youth Action on Development is the early education school that reaches out to those in need but beyond that, is a commitment to relentlessly creating a better world.   Taking the next step always requires a certain level of boldness. Persevering when the odds are definitely not on your side takes strength. But pursuing a goal that has the potential of changing lives in a  tangible way requires something different: the guts to challenge and disrupt the system. Claiming your voice, owning it and sharing it with others...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquu0KG7J-g Empowered perseverance and creating opportunities Osman, as he tells us in the video, was born and raised in Tamale, Northern Ghana --West Africa--. A quite isolated region, far from the...
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What’s the Cost of a trip to New Zealand? Full travellers’ Guide!

What’s the Cost of a trip to New Zealand? Full travellers’ Guide!

Budgeting for travelling is not a “one size fits all” type of thing. Estimating the cost of a trip to New Zealand can be a bit daunting. But chill! I’ve prepared this guide to help you wrap your head around costs and ways to save during your visit. If what you are after is the cost of living in New Zealand, keep reading as this will also be a treat for you.   The Islands have the reputation of being very expensive. I’m not gonna lie, they are. Even for me that have been living here for nearly 4 years. So estimating the cost of a trip to New Zealand and being wise regarding budget is key if you don’t want to go bankruptcy JA!     In this practical guide I'll take you through: Visas and flights Transport Medical Insurance Food Activities Accommodation General Costs 2 Budget proposals All the costs in this post are in New Zealand Dollars. In general lines, $ 1 NZD...
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12 Photos to plan your next trip to Italy & get your travel juices flowing

12 Photos to plan your next trip to Italy & get your travel juices flowing

10 am in the morning, it's pouring rain outside and here I am, thinking of summer days in Italy. Feels good to be back. I've arrived 3 days ago and as I'm freeing myself from a kind Jetlag by drinking Campari, eating pasta and indulging in my vice for pesto; I decided it is about time to share some insights and cool photos that will help you plan your next trip to Italy.   My obsession with Italy As this is my 5th time in Italy and because today I became an Italian citizenship --yayyyy!--, I want to start by setting the mood for this post by listening to some Tarantella…music Ragazzi!!!! As you may know, many Argentinians actually have Italian roots.  Our ancestors moved to Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century, and that applies to me too. It's been my dream for the last 15 years to become an Italian citizen. Honestly, for a decade it seemed like an impossible dream...
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IELTS exam guide – Tips & tricks to get the best IELTS results

IELTS exam guide – Tips & tricks to get the best IELTS results

If you are planning your next international move and you want to bring positive change to your life, IELTS may be the key to achieving your goals. In this video tutorial and blog post you’ll find answers to the most popular IELTS exam questions and beyond. IELTS registration? IELTS results?  IELTS essay writing structure? Got it. Got it. Got it.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dz4u7n91w   IELTS exam in a nutshell The IELTS exam It’s divided into 4 different sections —Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking —, each of them subdivided into different types of tasks. All of them are perfectly timed during the exam. The day of the exam you will get a booklet, an IELTS answer sheet, and extra paper sheets where you will write all your answers. It’s very important you understand and follow the guidelines given for each task. The Listening and Reading sections are totally accurate. This means that you will have to give an exact answer. The speaking and writing are a little bit...
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Travelling on your own for the first time? Growth mindset tips & tricks!

Travelling on your own for the first time? Growth mindset tips & tricks!

Travelling on your own for the first time is such an adventure! Sometimes you may need a lil bit of growth mindset though to get you going. Stepping into the Travel-Zone is a journey that starts with an idea,  a dream and a dose of creativity.   Today I'll start setting the foundation for the videos: some things are not that obvious. There’s a reason why people keep asking the same questions. Why am I saying this? I posted something on a facebook group as I was brainstorming for this. I mentioned that I would love the blog to be a “travel school”. Someone made a comment that really got me thinking. She mentioned that travelling is not chess and that she didn’t need much in the early days as travelling itself was her school. But here’s the thing. Even though this may be an obvious assumption, getting in the zone of growth mindset and get going can be very intimidating, at least at...
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