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Girls Deprived of Education in Pakistan. Here are the Barriers. Human Rights Watch Release New Report, FLS News Alerts Issue 825 – Fri 16 Nov 2018

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open" ―James Dewar 🕛 4 Mins | Report Girls Deprived of Education in Pakistan. Here are the Barriers A new report by Human Rights Watch today...   Read 🕛 6-7 Mins | Stories Myanmar: A Helping Hand for...

Music Can Help Young Children With Reading, Here’s How. FLS News Alerts Issue 824 – Wed 14 Nov 18

"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education" ―Plato 🕛 4 Mins | Research Learning Music Early Makes Kids Better Readers Neuroscience has found a clear relationship...   Read 🕛 4 Mins | Stories Light Fading Fast For Bangladeshi Children With an EU...

Turning the Page: How India’s State Schools are Being Revitalised, FLS News Alerts Issue 823 – Tue 13 Aug 2018

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers" ―Helen Keller 🕛 2 Mins | Research How India's State Schools are Being Revitalised For years, efforts to improve India's state system focused on teachers, classrooms...   Read 🕛 4 Mins | Disability...

What Do Teachers Really Mean To Us? The First Comprehensive Attempt to Compare the Status of Teachers Around the World, Issue 822

🚧 We're making some changes, please bear with us! 🚧 Thank you for your readership, and happy Friday! ― The Lifelong Learning & Literacy Team, UNESCO Bangkok "Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they...

Spotlight on Sustainability: 10 Innovative Cases of School Sustainability, FLS News Alerts Issue 821 – 7 Nov 18

🚧 Coming soon! A new and improved design for your newsletter!! 🚧 Thank you for your readership and we hope that you are still enjoying our news circulars! ― The Lifelong Learning & Literacy Team, UNESCO Bangkok "It is paradoxical that many still differentiate between...

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Myanmar Plans Education Reform, But Critics Claim Lack of Consultation

Myanmar Plans Education Reform, But Critics Claim Lack of Consultation Myanmar's democratic government recently launched a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to reform the country's education...

Rural Connectivity through CLCs for Sustainable Development

Background "Rural Connectivity through CLCs for Sustainable Development, 2012" was designed to support for installing solar panel and bio gas in community for ICT to enable CLCs to get knowledge and...

Report: Over 4m children out of school in Bangladesh

More than four million children are out of school which is 23% of the total number of children aged six to 10 years in Bangladesh, according to Unicef. Of them, two million have never gone to...

Free school meals help Indonesian children stand tall, more focused in class

It was a simple lunch: fried noodles, a piece of fried chicken and a banana. But for Safira, an elfin 11-year-old, this meal is a luxury. Provided free by her school, it’s also the first and only...

Education Marrying Technology: How Digital Innovation Is Bridging The Literacy Gap – India

Technology has touched every aspect of society and changed it dramatically, including the educational system. India has an enormous appetite for quality education and the introduction of online...

EU, UNICEF launch €4 mln project to restore education for 1 mln quake-hit kids in Nepal

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have joined hands to launch a multi-million rupees project to help Nepal restore education for one million children in nine...

Challenging Times

"In September, in partnership with United World Schools, the British School in Tokyo will help to open a village school in a remote region of Cambodia – and for the next ten years students and...

Exam Preparation Outreach Program (EPOP)

The Exam Preparation Outreach Program (EPOP) is the flagship prorgam of Thabyay E-learning Platform, and an initiative of the Thabyay Education Foundation. EPOP works primarily with community...

Bangladesh: Is innovation in education oversold?

Innovation and technology are seen as the solutions to the educational deprivation of millions of children in the developing world. How does the technology-based model of innovation relate to the...

In Myanmar, the power of education to build a joint future

Thu Zar Moe, 12, lives with her father and four siblings at Thea Chaung displacement camp, near Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state. In 2012, her family fled their home in Ahnauk San Pya village....

Can learning be fun?

Days, months, decades gone, generations have seen, and are still experiencing the most non-productive, redundant and erroneous methods of academic assessments. In this era where sharing of research...

Education cannot wait for the refugees of Lake Chad

This week, the Global Partnership for Education disbursed a grant of $6.95 million for emergency support to education for refugees, returnees and displaced populations in the region of Lake Chad....

Artificial Intelligence Helps in Learning How Children Learn

In science, we use statistics and experiments to figure out causal relationships. Researchers in artificial intelligence and machine learning have started to design software that allows computers to...

‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days...

Basic education programme for 9000 out-of-school children

Over 9,000 children in four districts in the Northern Region who were out of school have got the opportunity to be educated through the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) programme. The children,...

Pakistan: Underprivileged children to gain access to art education

KARACHI: With the aim of providing underprivileged children access to art, an education project, ‘Art Khatola’, was launched on Monday evening. This is the second time this project is being held, as...

WISE takes part in UN conference

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, recently joined a one-day, high-level stakeholders’ action...

India: Strengthening skills and education for innovation

Education as a fundamental right has held great importance in an ever-evolving complex, industrialised society. It provides space for children to socialise and develop skill-sets to become...

Cambodia invests in the early years to build a strong foundation for learning

Last June, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) in Cambodia launched its 3rd education program financed by a US$20.6 million grant from…

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Entrepreneurship is often associated with people who assume the risk of starting a business venture for financial gain. However, entrepreneurs exist in many forms: They may be writers, carpenters,...

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