BCF News & Articles
Nothing stops bullets, famine and ignorance like education !!
Written by Alan   

26 September 2018

 
CEO to present keynote speech at conference In Bern, Switzerland in November
Written by Alan   

21 September 2018

Our CEO Alan J Whitaker has been invited to make a keynote address at the Worlddidac International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Bern on the 7th November 2018.

His topic will be "Turning every public school in every country into a centre of excellence within five years".

This follows an invitation to speak at the 9th World Education Congress in Mumbai in July 2019.

The keynote speech he delivered at the 2018 12th Eduweek Conference in South Africa in June 2018 received the highest praise for content and delivery. At this conference BCF also won the award "NGO IMPACT of the YEAR" for its International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme.

 
Build and race a box cart at your school
Written by Alan   

7 September 2018

Remember building your own box car when you were a kid? Perhaps riding in one which your friend built with pram, stroller or bicycle wheels and pieces of wood they found in Dad's garage?

Exclusive Conversions has developed a kit to construct and race boxcars which is combined with a teacher led training programme.

The training programme is entitled Masters of Gravity. It enables team learning in action of statistical and mathematical methodologies to discover optimal driving and designs for the boxcar. This involves accurate data collection and analysis, use of mathematical concepts of ratio, proportion and geometry. Students learn how simple machines can be optimised and raced through a study of gravity, energy, friction and speed. This Programme combines fun with rapid application of skills and knowledge.

This involves teams of students at schools anywhere in the world learning about and applying maths and mechanics to race their boxcars against other schools in their area.

Exclusive Conversions, an innovative South African company which specialises in renovating and restoring Porsche cars, manufactures box cars which learners can safely assemble and race at school.

For further information on the Masters of Gravity Programme and to learn how to set up a Derby between schools in your area, contact the CEO Anton Dekker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone him on +27 83 258 4282.

 
CEO to speak at World Education Congress in Mumbai
Written by Alan   

29 August 2018

Our CEO Alan J Whitaker has been invited to address the 9th World Education Congress in Mumbai in July 2019.

His topic will be "Turning every school in every country into a centre of excellence within five years".

This follows his acclaimed keynote delivered at the 2018 12th Eduweek Conference in South Africa in June 2018 at which BCF also won the award "NGO IMPACT of the YEAR" for its International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme.

 
Messages from Ghana on how to win friends and influence people
Written by Alan   

16th August 2018

Victor Ogundipe is the BCF coordinator in Ghana. Every day he sends me messages for the day. This morning he sent me messages which may be of use to you.

  • Nobody is 'too busy'. It is a question of priorities.

  • People will trust you if you are consistent in what you say and do.

  • I must make decisions when I am in the right mood and likewise must not make promises when I am excited. 

  • I must not only listen and talk to people in my free time but must free my time to listen and talk to people.
 
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