As we sat in Habib’s living room in the scorching June heat, I asked him how he felt about being selected for a study abroad scholarship. Shyly, he said, “I’m afraid.” Shocked with the unexpected answer, I asked him why he wasn’t excited, since the other three students were thrilled to go to Japan. Kakehashi […]

The world’s oldest existing institution of higher education was opened by a Muslim woman over 1,000 years ago.

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a study conducted every three years to test the reading, math, and science literacy of 15-year-olds in developed nations. Unlike a standardised test, PISA does not measure a student’s ability to memorise or their ability to take a test. It measures how well students synthesise what they […]

In the second part of this series, Laiba Khurram describes her experiences while giving a presentation about Pakistan in a prominent Japanese speech competition. Laiba is an 11th grade student from Angels International College, Faisalabad. She is in Japan as an exchange student.

What lessons can we learn from reading about the life of a chess champion? Read this blog post to find out!

Bayt al Hikma, or The House of Wisdom, was founded in the eighth century in Baghdad during the Abbasid Caliphate and enjoyed an exalted status for around 500 years. Read this blog post to learn more about the role this library played during Islam’s Golden Age.

I had a strange conversation with a teacher the other day. We were discussing the kind of comprehension texts that she felt were appropriate for kids in grades six and above. “No fantasy or science fiction, please,” she said. “That’s fine for little kids, but when you get to a certain age, it’s time to […]

How can you bring music into school without making it tedious or a subject taught in a classroom?

If you’re searching for an opportunity to take some time off and recharge your batteries, consider the Hunza Valley, a place that features stunning views and historical buildings.

Ma’s story is one that is truly inspirational and a testament to that fact that failure is the best teacher one can have in this lifetime.