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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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Addressing three shortfalls in our education system

For decades, education has been one of the major vulnerable areas for Thailand. We have witnessed at least three education reforms and yet another reform is happening at this moment. Despite much...

India: Government to ensure all school children able to read by November 14

According to the Chunauti 2018 policy, the government intend to make every school children an able reader by November 14 through providing special care and cautiously attentive. Under the Chunauti...

Tamil Nadu Budget: More funds for school education

In his budget speech, Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam said 46,737 out-of-school children were brought into the regular stream of education, and under the Right to Education a total of 1,36,593...

Education Ministry drafting policy to address learning disabilities

The Education Ministry is drafting a policy to address issues pertaining to learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, among others. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the...

How one organization helps kids to dream big

It is summer in the province of Batangas, where a small house is situated in Brgy. Libjo, providing shelter to young kids for them to learn and play. It is in this place where the passion of...

Who is Minding the Gap for Post Primary Transitions for Post 2015?

By Baela Raza Jamil, who currently serves as the Director of Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and the Institute for Professional Learning as well as Coordinator of the South Asian Forum for...

Japan to boost education partnership with Myanmar

By NYAN LYNN AUNG, 23 January, 2018 Japan looks forward to more Myanmar students taking part in a student exchange program this year, said Koetsu Yamazaki, president of Kanazawa University in...

Cambodia charity Pour Un Sourire D’enfant asks Hongkongers to put smiles on children’s faces

It all started 20 years ago, seeing children scavenging for food at a rubbish dump in Cambodia. “We saw children who were staying at the dump day and night, eating the rubbish. It was awful,” said...

Why e-learning has a promising future in India

Summary E-learning raises the level of education, literacy and economic development in countries where technical education is expensive, opportunities are limited and economic disparities exist…  ...

The Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children

Joining forces for education. 17 organisations contribute to a comprehensive Cambodian inclusive education system that caters for every child. We commit to make a difference for more than 57,000 out...

Uganda: Peace clubs formed to bring harmony in refugee schools

“Before joining the club I was so fearful, I could not speak out on anything, whether bad or good." EDUCATION | REFUGEES Children can be a foundation of peace if involved in the peace-building...

Future of Learning: The Classroom of 2030

This is a story set in an elementary school room in 2030 in Luzon City, Philippines. But this classroom could be most anywhere.  Here learning is fun, adapted to each child’s needs. It harnesses the...

How Education Can Solve The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

For much of the last decade, global leaders in business, government and the non-profit world have been sounding a loud alarm about a mounting youth employment crisis. With good reason. According to...

No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school and 25% of...

Education technology accelerator launches at Digital 2015 signifying opportunities for innovative education start-ups across Wales and beyond

Technology conference Digital 2015, which has attracted more than 2,000 people from the digital sector to the Celtic Manoer Resort this week, will provide the platform for the Wales launch of EdTech...

Microsoft Ghana improves education in Ghana through Cloud Computing

In terms of education, Mr. Derick Appiah mentioned the Microsoft One Note Classroom program, which allows educators and students to better interact for a more holistic learning process. Country...

The search for the most innovative work in education

In front of me, a blonde-haired girl is leaning forward, sitting on the edge of her chair. She is explaining the democratic principles of her school; how her opinion holds equal value to that of her...

5 highlights from impact bond activity in developing countries in 2016 (and a look to 2017)

At the start of the new year, my team and I reflected on the some of the events in the area of social and development impact bonds in 2016 and what lies ahead in 2017. The field continued to expand...

Kenya’s tech startups trial digital classrooms in drive for literacy

t’s a hot Tuesday afternoon and Martin and his classmates are studying biology in the library of Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Yet the children are not staring at a blackboard or copying lessons...

Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

High school social studies teacher Emily Block had used design thinking in her classroom before, but wanted to take it one step farther and have her students learn by making. Through a course at...

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