The 1 Billion Story Mission:

Teach one billion people how to make a living, doing what they love (without losing their soul). #1BminusOne project is an ambitious undertaking to change the way we teach and learn. Make education equitable for students and teachers!

One billion sounds bold. We agree

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”—Albert Einstein. Institutions are slow to change. Committees are where good ideas and innovative thinking go to die. Choose agility over dogma. Embrace and drive change. We need to wipe the slate clean and begin with bold, radical thinking.

We have a simple idea—put money, attention and resources where it’s most effective—in front of students, not in administrators, buildings, parking lots or monuments. Bring people together to form a vibrant community and safe space to share, discuss and learn. Connect learners from different cultures, interests, age groups and life experiences. Enlist a global network of the most dynamic teachers, and allow them to profit form their ideas. That sounds modern, disruptive, and unlike any school out there!

That’s because we believe the future of school isn’t a school at all—classrooms have no walls, students are never late, and classes are always in session. Welcome to the school of tomorrow.






The march to 1 billion begins with you.

Every big, hairy, audacious goal starts with a single step. Join us on our journey.

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