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Nepal: Quality education for all

A 16-year-old girl from a village in Lalitpur was selected by an international scholarship programme to study abroad with a full scholarship. She was encouraged to apply for the scholarship by a Teach for Nepal volunteer who taught at her school in the village. I can...

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

The Hague (AFP) – Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education. More than 250 million children around the world...

Iran: Migrant Children Denied an Education

“If I went back there, I imagine a dark future,” said 16-year-old Ahmad, an Afghan refugee raised in Iran who had fled to Europe. “I just want to have a chance to continue my education, nothing more.” Not only could Ahmad not fathom returning to Afghanistan, but he...

Iran: Gov’t Putting More Disadvantaged Kids in Preschool

Preschool education of children in deprived regions has increased by nearly 30% in the past four years according to an official at the Education Ministry. Rokhsareh Fazli, director of the ministry’s Preschool Education Office, said the number of underprivileged...

25 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF

N’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 24 April 2017 – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today. “At no time is education more...

Philippines: How Dubai Cares is getting children into school

Like many youngsters from provinces in the Philippines, circumstance, financial restraints and emotional difficulties prevented Bhing-Bhing from going to school and getting an education. The fifth of 10 children, from one of the Philippines’ poorest provinces...

800 million students will be unemployed by 2030: Here’s why

The UN special envoy for education warned that years of neglect have left 260 million children out of school and another 400 million functionally illiterate across the world. Unemployment has hit the news big time in recent times across the world. With India facing...

Syrian students: ‘We belong in the classroom’

April 13 (UPI) — Jamal al-Ibrahim is perplexed when asked if he thinks he should be working on the streets of Beirut. “Of course not. I should be in school, but I also need to provide for my family,” he says. Now 13, Jamal, one of the 1,500...

Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one point or another, if not all at the same time. Addressing their needs requires new...

US: WV Legislature passes home-school, virtual education bills

Lawmakers Saturday completed legislation giving home-schoolers access to public vocational education centers, giving them access to public school sports and allowing county public school systems to offer home-schoolers and others full-time K-12 virtual education —...

SGDs and State of Education in Pakistan

Shamona Zia – While enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent, 57 million children remain out of school (UN SDG report 2016). Pakistan despite of all its efforts has attained 58 percent of enrolment at primary level (Pakistan...

Remove Barriers to Syrian Refugee Education

(Brussels) – Participants at a conference on Syria in Brussels on April 5, 2017, should address the reasons why more than half a million refugee children are still not in school, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors and host countries had pledged that all Syrian...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Give deprived children a chance at life

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has urged Bangladesh’s youths to stand beside the disadvantaged children and help them get education and protect them from exploitation. “You are very lucky. You have parents and teachers, and you can go to school… but...

Afghanistan focuses on extending schools’ reach

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – Despite millions of Afghan children remaining out of education, the country has seen a dramatic increase in school attendance since the fall of the Taliban nearly 16 years ago. Teacher Khanadin Talash, 58, spent three decades working in...

Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy makers, practitioners, students and teachers who had gathered for Mobile Learning Week 2017. Jointly organised by UNESCO and UNHCR the theme of the week was ‘education in emergencies and crises’. Events...

Improving School Education in Afghanistan

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Enrollment at a secondary school in Kabul city has increased by more than a third as a result of improved facilities and resources, which have created a conducive learning environment. This is one of many tangible benefits of grants provided under the...

UK: Everton FC: The football club that teaches troubled children

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League football club, taking on students who have not been able to stay in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Life for Liam, aged 15,...

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Sanaa (AFP) – Roua Ahmed’s classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education. She is one of hundreds of thousands of young Yemenis forced out of school since fighting escalated with a...

4 risks of ignoring the girls’ education crisis

We know education is one of the most powerful weapons we can use in the fight against poverty. Why? Because an investment in children’s education is an investment in their future. The lessons students learn in school will remain with them throughout their lives....

CNN Hero’s ‘kariton klasrum’ expands, pays it forward

Amadeo, Cavite—Soon, some 120 poor students in Cavite province will have a learning facility and a home they can call their own. Rising in a serene and laid-back neighborhood in Barangay Halang in this coffee-producing town is the two-story Ecodemya, an...

1,100 Afghan children a day ‘to drop out of school’

Hundreds of thousands of Afghan children are expected to drop out of school this year, leaving them exposed to significant risks, an international aid group has warned. In a report published on Thursday, Save the Children said that more than 400,000 children in...
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