This post was written by 2020 Young Explorer Richard Turere. I’ve always had an interest in electronics, which was very different from most people in my village. If someone’s radio was destroyed in the village, I’d fix it. I was self-taught by breaking things. My family bought our first TV and the first day we had it, we watched it. The second day we had … Continue reading How a Young Explorer Persevered to Solve a Local Problem — and Found a Global Solution
This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. Who was the last person who inspired you? And why? What qualities did they have that left an impression? Inspiration has the ability to transcend limitations—real or perceived—to explore new possibilities, drive us forward and give us hope. In my role as Chief Education Officer at the National Geographic Society, I have the great honor … Continue reading #GenGeo: Introducing our spring 2020 National Geographic Young Explorers
This post was written by 2020 Education Fellow Andrew Brennen. I was 15 when I first became interested in solving problems in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. I noticed early on that if you were poor or looked like me, you received a lower-quality education. I also realized that while my classmates and I spent hours in the classroom — thinking critically about everything from … Continue reading #GenGeo: A Community of Youth Leading the Search for Solutions Around the World
Since the holidays are coming soon, I wanted to make a list—and check it twice—about simple things that you can do to make a difference. Since my brother and I started One More Generation (OMG) back in 2009, we have created three divisions: Animal Conservation, Environmental Conservation, and Youth Empowerment. Each of these divisions is designed to allow youth around the world to make a … Continue reading Holiday Change-Makers List… Are You Checking It Twice?
Ever since I was given this amazing opportunity to share stories about amazing people here on the Nat Geo Education blog, I have been blessed with meeting some incredible people who are all working hard to change the world for the better. It doesn’t matter how large the task or how hard they have to work, the people in my articles are all ready to … Continue reading Two Kids, One Year, a Lifetime of Experiences