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No Child Left Behind: A Retrospective Series on the Progress Made and what’s To Come – Part 2: The Project Begins to Take Shape

No Child Left Behind: A Retrospective Series on the Progress Made and what’s To Come

In this four-part series, we’ll look back at the No Child Left Behind program, the progress that’s been made, and also explore what’s on the horizon.

Part 2: The Project Begins to Take Shape

The Manjari team after a multi stakeholder meeting

The Manjari team after a multi stakeholder meeting.

With a project such as No Child Left Behind, ensuring its long-term success is a complicated proposition. While organisations outside the region may sometimes be tempted to take control of the various aspects of the project from abroad, the reality is that this type of remote management has serious limitations. For a project like this to be successful, it must be run by a competent team of professionals on the ground who have a deep knowledge of the community they’re serving, as well as an understanding of the type of bureaucracy and general challenges they will be facing.

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No Child Left Behind: A Retrospective Series on the Progress Made and What’s To Come – Part 1: A Beginning Filled with Hope and Uncertainty

No Child Left Behind: A Retrospective Series on the Progress Made and What’s To Come

In this four-part series, we’ll look back at the No Child Left Behind program, the progress that’s been made, and also explore what’s on the horizon.

Part 1: A Beginning Filled with Hope and Uncertainty

Budhpura. A semi rural Indian village highly vulnerable to Child Labour

Budhpura. A semi-rural Indian village highly vulnerable to Child Labour.

To begin a project like No Child Left Behind was a daunting proposition. It meant walking into Budhpura, a village rife with challenges and steeped in tradition, with the goal of creating significant change. For the team involved in getting the project off the ground, there was no shortage of emotion – from hope to fear and everything in between.

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Jamie Butterworth Blog – Development Days – Half Time

Jamie Butterworth Blog – Development Days – Half Time – We take a look a the days already delivered in spring of 2018, and look forward to what is to come in autumn/winter.

Jamie Butterworth London Stone Majestic Trees CPD

Jamie Butterworth introduces our inaugural Development Day at Majestic Trees, March 2018

Before the holiday season starts in earnest, we thought that this would be a good opportunity to not only look back on what has been a jam-packed seven months but look forward to what we have upcoming for the Autumn and winter. An extension of the spring Development Days, covering new topics, with the aim of broadening knowledge and improving skills.

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Sandstone Favourites From Our Kent Showroom’s New Manager

Sandstone Favourites From Our Kent Showroom’s New Manager – we take a look at some of the lesser-known sandstone products in the London Stone range

If you’ve been a regular visitor to Knockholt over the years, you’ll probably remember Alin. This is where he started his days as a Sales Advisor, before moving up to Trade Counter Manager at our Distribution Centre at Langley.

Alin Bursuc London Stone Kent Showroom Manager

Alin discussing material options with a client, in his days as Trade Counter Manager

Now, three years later, he’s back as Showroom Manager and relishing the contrast. “In the Showroom, I spend a lot more time with people, and the people that tend to come are ones that don’t know a lot about stone, which is where I can step in. It’s good to be able to offer people advice.”

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London Stone At RHS Tatton Park 2018

London Stone At RHS Tatton Park 2018 – We take a look at this year’s show, and the gardens we have helped come to fruition

Here at London Stone, we’re committed to our Better Together vision of an industry united in all its elements, so we thought we’d ask how friendly and supportive is it in a competitive atmosphere like a major RHS Show?

Will Williams - Young DEsigner Of The Year 2018 RHS Tatton

Will Williams wins RHS Young Designer Of The Year 2018

Handily, Tatton Park Flower Show swung into action yesterday and one of its most popular sections is the RHS Young Designer Gardens, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary with a larger number of finalists.

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