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Quality Education Is Key To Ending Child Labor: Report

LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India’s brick kilns to the cotton fields...

Indigenous girls on a clear path to become leaders in Guatemala

Guatemalan teenager Keyli Paulina Chic is pursuing her dream to study thanks to a UNESCO-Guatemalan governmental project to give indigenous young people a second chance at education. Keyli lives in the Choacorral community in Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, in...

How digital learning is improving livelihoods in Nigeria

12 September 2017 “I stopped going to school when I was in third grade,” says Atim Ewa, 29, who started taking digital literacy classes in Nigeria’s Cross River State. The young man had to rely on his junior brother in order to do the basic accounting and paperwork...

How one teacher helped a poverty-stricken student overcome obstacles

Apr 15, 2017 When we first had the idea to start the Inspired2Educate recognition program, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Asking educators from around the country to share their stories with us about the person who inspired them was something we had never done...

How Does Education Affect Poverty?

How does education affect poverty? Education can eradicate poverty if given the chance; those in poverty can only benefit from education. People living in poverty that are unable to attain a formal education will have a much more difficult time escaping their living...

USA:Where Poor Students Are Top of the Class

Children in schools dotting the districts along the Rio Grande River in Texas are overwhelmingly poor and Hispanic, and many of them are still learning English – all indicators associated with low academic achievement. But in a handful of cities there, students are...

Life-long learning starts with you – Education changing lives

It was a proud day for teachers participating in the Blended Approach to Teacher Training (BATT) programme, as they graduated from the psycho-social skills component of the training in Amman, Jordan. The BATT programme falls under a UNESCO-led project striving to...

Education, The Major Key to Change

Today, there are about 7 billion people living on this planet. Among these people, it is clear to say that no one is the same. Many individuals may practice Islam or Judaism, may be black or Puerto Rican, male or female. The point is that we live in this heterogeneous...

Global Education is a Humanitarian Emergency

As the United Nations convenes its 72nd General Assembly in New York City, most American children are bringing home first assignments and exhilarated accounts of colorful teachers, classmates and schoolyard incidents.   Worldwide, though, some 264 million...

Myanmar: Dubai Cares commits Dh1.84m for Rohingyas at UN

Today, more than 75 million children around the world out of school due to emergencies. And during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, Dubai Cares reiterated its priority in helping elevate education opportunities for children in...

27 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes...

Education can #ShapeTheFuture of millions of children

Today, the Global Partnership for Education launches a digital campaign calling on students, teachers, parents and all other citizens around the world to take action to #ShapeTheFuture for the millions of children and youth who don’t have access to education. More...

Millions of world’s children lack any record of their births

"They could end up invisible," said a child protection specialist with UNICEF. By the organization's latest count, the births of about 230 million children under age 5 — 35 percent of the world's total — had never been recorded. MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a...

Refugees: A worrying education gap

Wars, conflict and persecution have in the past five years forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. The single biggest reason for the spike has been the catastrophic war in Syria, but the trend has...

What’s it like to start reading at 60?

What's it like to read your first words at the age of 60? What difference does it make after a lifetime of getting by without reading? If you think about how much written information we consume every hour - going through emails at work or flicking through messages on...

The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

By Jonathan Eckert September 13, 2017 Sometimes the best way to innovate is to say no. This may seem counterintuitive, but not if you talk to teachers or administrators who are dealing with initiative fatigue. Ask those educators to list the number of programs that...

Will AI Be The Next Big Thing In The Classroom?

The technological revolution in schools could be on the verge of its next big breakthrough, as AI lines up to be the next big thing in the classroom. Technology has had an enormous impact in schools, particularly over the last decade, but rather than slowing down, if...

Robots Are Replacing Jobs, But Not Educators

JOB SECURITY: It’s a mantra that’s often repeated in education circles: technology will never replace good teaching. Why not? It all boils down to emotional intelligence, according to EFL teacher Amanda Murphy, in a recent piece for Teacher Cast. When it comes down to...

Why children drop out from primary school

Poverty, availability and accessibility are the three big reasons why children drop out of school. While India has made significant progress in raising enrollment rates for primary education schools have been less successful at preventing dropouts during this critical...

Reframing girls’ education in India

“I used to think – That, so what if I study, I will still just be married off. Because eventually everyone just gets married off. Then here [in school] I learned that marriage is not everything, that I can have a life of my own. I can become anything I want.” — Aarti...

Creating better learning spaces for our children

A new e-learning portal to be introduced next year promises to make lessons more engaging. Experts say it can even be an education leveller, giving the same quality resources to all students, regardless of their home background. Singapore's education system, which has...

3.5m refugee children out-of-school – UN

No fewer than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said. The UN refugee agency in a report: ‘Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis’ published on...

Myanmar: Malala calls for defence of Rohingya

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says the "global community" needs to intervene to protect Myanmar's Muslim minority. She urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the Rohingya. "We can't be silent right now. The number of people who have been...

It’s not ok if prisoners can’t read

Tomorrow is International Literacy Day. A group, which has higher rates of illiteracy than other sections of the population but is rarely discussed, is those in the correctional justice system. In the 2016 GEM Report, we noted that more than 75% of convicted persons...

Bangladesh: School enrollment high but dropouts even higher

One in five children dropped out of school last year due to high levels of poverty, child marriage, social insecurity and marginalisation, experts have said. Although data from Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) showed a 10% increase...

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