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Meet Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’: The School Where Children Pay For Their Education in Recycled Waste Materials, FLS News Alerts Issue 812 – 18 Oct 2018

"Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting" ―Ivan Illich 3 Mins | Stories Meet the School Where Children Pay for Education in Recyclables About 65 kids are enrolled at the Cambodian...

Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competition, Issue 811 – Tue 17 Oct 2018

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do" ―Leonardo Da Vinci 3 Mins | Policy Children in Singapore Will No Longer Be Ranked By Exam Results Singapore has long been an educational high-achiever... Read 3 Mins | Data Filipino...

Mobile Teachers in Myanmar Help Out-Of-School Children From Ethnic Minority, FLS News Alerts, Issue 810 – 11 Oct 2018

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Myanmar: Mobile Teachers Help Out-of-School Children Years of civil war and tension has meant that Karen... Read 7 Min Video | Case New Data: Poor...

Special Edition: World Teachers’ Day 2018, Celebrating Educations’ Unsung Heroes, FLS News Alerts Issue 809 – Tue 9 Oct 2018

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story" ―Josh Shipp 4-5 Mins | Stories Stories of Education's Unsung Heroes A good teacher can change many lives. Even with... Read 7 Min Video | Case Philippines: Why do Teachers Teach? On World Teachers' Day,...

Breaking UIS Education Data Release: New Out of School Data, FLS News Alerts Issue 808 – Thu 4 Oct 2018

"Each child brings his own universe to the class: it is up to the teacher to make sense out of it, respond to it, and to some extent, reshape it" ―Anwar Masood 1-2 Mins | Data Breaking UIS Education Data Release: New Out of School Data New UIS data confirms there are...

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Rebuilding a better education system in Nepal

I have been Country Lead for Nepal in the GPE Secretariat since January last year. I am also personally deeply connected to the country as I lived and worked here for three years before joining the...

Community grants for the next generation

"Governments and donors are searching for the most effective ways to distribute development aid. Some suggest that local communities should have the power to allocate funds since community members...

Workshop on Sharing Promising EFA Practices in Asia-Pacific

"UNESCO Bangkok with support from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust will organize a workshop on Sharing Promising EFA Practices in Asia-Pacific on 30 June 2014 in Bangkok. The workshop will bring together...

Myanmar is changing, and Burmese Hearts makes sure education is the heart of it

There are certain skills that, upon learning, can make an almost life-changing positive impact on a person’s life. Language skills, coding, STEM know-how and management proficiency can dramatically...

Philippines National Implementantion Guidelines for Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies

Rationale The Philippines is situated in the Asia Pacific, which is the most disaster-prone region in the world, and considered to be the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change (Global...

Filipino kids ‘sweat it out’ in classrooms

"Tens of thousands of students in the central Philippines began the school year on Monday in steamy tents and other makeshift classrooms, seven months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the...

‘Education for hardest-to-reach children a priority’

"Effective implementation of second-chance education could help bring hardest-to-reach children to schools Bangladesh has progressed in the education sector over the years, and yet a large number of...

Teach For Pakistan Launches Innovative Teaching Competition

In January, Teach for Pakistan, in partnership with Ilm Ideas, launched the nationwide campaign Taleemi Jiddat Ki Talaash: A Competition for Innovative Teachers. The first competition of its kind in...

Travails of schooling sex workers’ kids

ALLAHABAD: Born in a brothel and raised as a sex worker's child, her pre-teens memories are full of horrific stories of how her mother used to grasp her and run helter-skelter from one shelter in...

Mother Tongue Education for Tribal Kids by July

The Odisha Government is all set to roll out mother tongue-based pre-school curriculum in anganwadi centres across 12 tribal districts by July. In the form of ‘Nua Arunima,’ the pre-school...

Lack of access to education means children in war zones risk losing their future: UNICEF

Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, UN children's agency UNICEF says....

Australia: Global Education Can Be Julie Bishop’s Legacy As Foreign Minister

"There is no question that standing up for one of the most basic of human rights -- education for all -- is both the right and sensible thing to do." One of Julie Bishop's most prized projects as...

Closing the education gender gap worldwide

One of the international community’s primary anti-poverty and pro-equity goals has been to increase the proportion of children receiving education, starting with ensuring all children at least get a...

India: 45,000 schools to benefit from Hi-Tech IT School project: Raveendranath

Thiruvananthapuram: A hi-tech school project that began as a pilot project in four assembly constituencies is all set to be introduced in the remain 136 constituencies this week and will cover...

Bringing education to the children of Pibor, South Sudan

A national campaign to increase school attendance and participation was launched today in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. The Back-to-Learning (BTL) Initiative provides an opportunity to...

Teachers: the most powerful force for quality education, World Teachers’ Day 2014

5th October is World Teachers' Day, which provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the millions of teachers past and present who have made a tremendous impact on the lives of billions of people,...

How Goofing Off Helps Kids Learn

Savoring and gratitude are both forms of directed attention. But in contrast to that type of on-task focus, free-form attention is what the brain defaults to when it’s off-task, allowed to move in...

Int’l Day of the Girl-Child: An educational profile of the Nigerian girl

Education, they say, is an important foundation to improve the status of women and has also been recognised as a fundamental strategy for development as no sustainable development is possible if...

Is Pre-K Really Necessary?

Pre-K is a modern invention. Kindergarten used to be the first year of school and now little ones often go to pre-k at three or even two. Setting the day care needs aside for working parents, what’s...

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Case study of South Sudan

This case study describes implementation of the project Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice. The project, supported by ECHO Enhanced Response Capacity and Oxfam,...

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Drastic rise in school dropouts in Udupi

"There has been a drastic increase in the number of school dropouts in Udupi district in the last one year. According to the information provided by the Department of Public Instruction here, the number of school dropouts in the district was 86 in 2011-12, 123 in...

More aid to the Pacific under NZ election spotlight

"Poverty, malnutrition, poor health services and education are widespread in the Pacific. The region gets more than half of the 500 million dollars New Zealand spends each year on overseas aid, and the question came from the audience - is that enough?" Continue...

World’s largest e-learning lab

"Pakistan has over 25 million out of school children. The ones attending public and most private schools get an education devoid of developing critical thinking skills. Perhaps the time has now come to make Pakistan one of the largest experiments in e/m-learning in...

The new education targets still need fine-tuning

"Small tweaks can and must still be made, no matter how close to the wire we draw. Here are a few tweaks that we feel must be acknowledged in the next version to appear: 1. Teachers must sit in a target of their own with an earlier deadline than 2030 2. We need a...

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