LOOPY - From At Risk to Thriving

http://zhurnaly.com/images/LOOPY/LOOPY_from-At-Risk-to-Thriving.pngHow can a child (or anyone else!) move from deep poverty toward a happy, productive life? A thoughtful talk at the October 2021 "Black Heroes of Mathematics" conference by Maurine Atieno Songa suggests factors that can work together to catalyze success:
      • identifiable heroes
      • dreams beyond one's current surroundings
      • financial resources
      • encouragement
      • long-term career vision

Ms Songa went from a rural village in Keyna to her current place as a PhD student of Category Theory at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She credits a combination of these forces.

How to improve the odds for others to do likewise?

(sketch thanks to LOOPY2, an ultralight tool for systems thinking ©2021 MITRE Corporation ...) - ^z - 2021-10-25