In a time when online schooling and lockdown is the norm, you might be asking yourself some questions. “How do I gain experience?” “How do I build up my resume?” “Can I even apply for internships at this time?”


Reactions are like second nature now. No one questions them. The weather influences my mindset. My dinner plans influence my excitement for the day. The nature of my tasks influence my productivity. Everything is dependent on something else that, more often than not, is completely irrelevant. …


“To the students who are watching this interview at home, who aspire to build a business for themselves one day, what is your most crucial piece of advice?”

“I believe 16 is the new 18.”

Those were the words of Irune Mar Eguiluz, CEO of Kantunn Limited — a sourcing…


Listen to this: According to a 2017 Gallup report, “The ‘school engagement cliff’ poses a challenge for school leaders, with the starkest engagement differences occurring during the middle school years.”

In the report, it was found that Grade 5 students had a 74% engagement rate. However, when you go down…


It’s tough being in school. Whether you’re in high school or college, you’re surrounded by peers, classmates, and upperclassmen who are all studying hard to get a job and somehow make it in the real world. …


2nd wave covid hit and we turned into a hybrid mode. Here is a group picture with some students offline and online.

The 21st century is an era of unprecedented change — of new forms of online communication, of artificial intelligence replacing human labor, and new technologies requiring new skillsets. Despite all this drastic change, education remains more or less the same. …


Have you gone to university? Chances are, if you’re reading this article, then you probably have or are thinking of doing so. It seems like the natural progression after elementary and secondary school. …


In an earlier essay titled, The Problem with Education Today we talk about how today’s education system seems to be lacking when it comes to preparing students for the real (yes, adulting is real) world. …


It’s 2020, and the world is experiencing a pandemic the likes of which have never been experienced before. People are actually encouraged to stay home and refrain from socializing, can you believe it? Goodbye travel, so long random meet ups with friends, and hugging and kissing? …


Okay, we know what you’re thinking. The answer seems pretty obvious. School has come a long way since its humble beginnings during the time of the Ancient Greeks. Now we have iPads and ebooks, Facebook groups and PowerPoint presentations. (Look at us now Ancient Greeks!) It’s undeniable that the world…

OWN Academy

Empowering youth to be change makers and problem solvers of the future by motivating them to find purpose through exposure and experiences.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store