The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

Pablo Picasso once said, ‘The meaning of life is to find your gift, and the purpose of life is to give it away.’" After the CEO of this Stockholm school challenged students to rise to this challenge, The Local finds out how two children with international backgrounds are doing just that – with impressive results.

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Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

The devastating impact of climate change and the need for positive solutions is increasingly apparent all around the world. Sweden is recognised for its progressive approach to many issues, including sustainability – find out how one university is punching far above its weight in this area.

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