Having Fun and Learning Too with Video Games

At the age of 24, most activities still struggle to hold my interest. As you can imagine, the rigid structure of the educational system played havoc with my attention span back in my school years. I did the bare minimum to get by, and came away with nothing more than average grades as a result. Video games have been a constant backdrop throughout the course of my life, and they, along with my family and friends, have provided me with a second education. For the past twenty years, I have obtained all sorts of valuable skills through the medium of…

The Power of Education and Peaceful Protest

Like many people, I first heard of Malala Yousafzai in October 2012, when headlines rang across the world that a fifteen-year-old girl had been shot by the Taliban. Initially, I reacted in a similar way to how I usually do when hearing of tragedies in the media: with a mixture of instinctive horror and sadness. Most of all, I felt frustrated at how helpless I was to do anything about it. What I didn’t anticipate was how much Malala would come to inspire me: to appreciate the power of my education, and to become more courageous in speaking up for what I believe in. When…