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Message from Our CEO

Hello everyone,

I’m George Newman, Founder & CEO of One Planet Education Network (OPEN). For over a quarter of a century, OPEN has been continually pushing the boundaries of education. Our Mission: To enhance and enliven the traditional learning experience with new technologies and tools, and to inject real-world relevance into education.  Today, OPEN not only serves the education sector as we have since our inception in 1998, but also the commercial, NGO, and government sectors.  Our global network which includes learners, customers, and partners now spans 17 countries.

At present, OPEN’s technology focus is on IoT and AI for sustainable community development.  OPEN’s Products and Services equip our learners and customers with the knowledge and tools to effectively address our shared global challenges – food security, climate change resilience/mitigation, ecosystem restoration, stabilizing and increasing biodiversity, supporting community emergency services, and farm security.  Our education, training, and systems integration solutions cover many of the UN’s 2030 SDGs – including zero hunger, climate action, quality education, gender quality, partnerships, and life on land goals.

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MISSION

“At One Planet Education Network, our mission is to promote scientific literacy along with cross-cultural understanding, and to inspire a passion for lifelong learning.

We not only want to better prepare learners to enter and adapt in an ever-changing science and technology-driven workplace now being transformed by AI and machine learning, but to immediately apply their newfound knowledge to address the many global challenges we all face here on Spaceship Earth.”

George Newman, Founder/ CEO
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“Teach Your Children” – Gift from Graham Nash to OPEN
“We can change the world, rearrange the world… it’s dying… to get better.”
– lyrics from Chicago by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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My name is Abdulhameed Oyiza Humara. I now know the parts of the sensors. I also learned how to identify them and I learned how to assemble and dismantle the sensors, and I want to also thank you for the token given to me during the workshop. Thank you and God bless you.

Abdulhameed Oyiza Humara

Student

My name is Alamba Joy. I learned how to couple the environmental sensors. I also learned how to effectively work with other people. I learned how to improve science technology and agriculture in and out of Nigeria. Lastly, I want to thank you for the token given to me during the workshop. Thank you.

Alamba Joy

Student

My name is Abdulbasit Yakubu. I learned how to assemble how to assemble and disconnect environmental sensors, it enabled me to be an electrical engineer, and I am still working on a project on windmill this can be done by the use STEAM approach. I also want to thank you very much for the token given to me. May God bless you all.

Abdulbasit Yakubu

Student

From Rachel Adekoya. This is to commend the efforts of the USA Embassy in Abuja, ONE PLANET EDUCATION, and the Royal Foundation of Educational Therapy for organizing such a worthwhile workshop, which has helped to broaden our knowledge of STEM integration in the school system. I give kudos to the organizers and sponsors. The testimonies emanating from the workshop are enormous. Paramount amongst them is that the knowledge acquired at the workshop has shaped our minds and widened our scope of teaching and learning generally, and the way to handle special students in an inclusive education system particularly. The impact of the workshop on the special students is overwhelming and progressive. There is a tremendous improvement in the academic performance of the special students in the school, which is a milestone of the workshop. Thanks in anticipation of your further collaboration.

Rachel Adekoya

Instructor, JSS Kwali-Abuja

Good morning sir. My name is Barnabas Sunday Zoyedah from JDSS Kwali. The STEM program has been really helpful to my students. Last term, I devised a means of dividing the students into groups of 8 to 10, making sure the special students (blind) are fixed into each group. I did not know this method was helpful to the blind students until this Monday, 23rd May 2022, when one of the blind students asked why I stopped using that method. The method made her feel along and she easily understands the teaching because she gets to interact with other students. Though a bit time-consuming to prepare the class into groups, I now use that method because it also helps me to learn from the students too. I have to Google more because most of the students are some steps ahead of the teachers these days. Thank you to the STEM program. Teaching and learning have been made easier

Barnabas Sunday Zoyedah

Instructor, JDSS Kwali

My name is Mr Bitrus Monday (school for the deaf) and I want to share my testimony on the knowledge I acquired during my participation at STEAM WORKSHOP. My participation in STEM WORKSHOP was a divine blessing, especially in the area of knowledge acquisition. The STEM training exposed me more to the world of modern science and technology devices and how they work. Engineering and Agriculture were also interesting subjects. When I returned to school, I gathered some Deaf pupils and practically taught them all I learned in the STEM WORKSHOP. To my amazement, a lot of them responded positively and it gladdens my heart. If these Deaf pupils continue to be trained, I have no doubt they will gain maximum knowledge that transfers to their life for the best in the future. Thank you to the STEM organizers.

Mr Bitrus Monday

Instructor, School for the Deaf

Imagine a world where students everywhere…

  • Apply next generation technologies to address real-world challenges and imagine new solutions
  • Communicate directly with each other and world-renowned experts
  • Share the unique differences of culture, geography, and history
  • Build bridges based on respect, equality, and mutual empowerment
  • Gain insights from traditional knowledge and voices of indigenous cultures
  • Are educated on an equal playing field
  • Are highly scientifically literate and have a passion for lifelong learning
  • Are prepared to enter and adapt in an ever-changing highly technical workforce