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Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India’s Margins, FLS News Alerts Issue 804 – Wed 19 Sep 2018

"There is divine beauty in learning... to learn means to accept that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps" ―Elie Wiesel 3-4 Mins | Stories Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India's Margins On the...

‘Floating Schools’ Bring The Classroom To The Student In Flood-Prone Parts Of Bangladesh, Issue 803 – Tue 18 Sep 2018

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" ―Aristotle 3-4 Mins | Stories In Bangladesh, 'Floating Schools' Bring the Classroom to the Student On the Atrai River in the northwest of Bangladesh... Read 5-6 Mins | Curriculum Learning Letter...

A Mother’s Inspiring Story of Determination: Building a better life through Lifelong Learning, FLS News Alerts Issue 802 – Fri 14 Sep 2018

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives" ―Clay P. Bedford 2 Mins | Stories A Mother's Inspiring Story: Building a Better Life through Lifelong...

World’s Largest Development Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India, FLS News Alerts Issue 801 – Wed 12 Sep 2018

"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing" ―Madeline Hunter 3 Mins | Finance Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India World's largest...

Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education, FLS News Alerts Issue 800, Tue 11 Sep 2018

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education and Beyond When Minh Hạnh’s 5-year-old daughter Mai told her she... Read 3 Mins |...

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Promoting education: Canadian envoy reaffirms support to Pakistan

Read the press release on “the construction of quake-resistant school buildings in Hattian and Garhi Dupatta" who are aimed at providing secure and safe environments for...

School dropout rates up, Maharahtra seeks NGOs’ help

"The state education department will now take the help of non-governmental organizations (NGO) that work with children living on the streets, construction sites, railway platforms and other such...

Woman raising funds to help students in Myanmar

Carey Scheer has made it a priority to improve educational opportunities for children overseas living in Myanmar after seeing the challenges they face and has launched a fundraising campaign in an...

Beacon Schools Initiative

The Beacon School Initiative (BSI) is a public-private partnership between Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) and the provincial government of Kampong Cham, seeking to transform three...

Why is the education budget not larger?

The new budget for 2016-17 to be presented in the national Parliament on June 2, according to the pre-view given by the Finance Minister, will top  Taka 3.4  trillion or US$43 billion. In absolute...

49% of children out of school are SC/STs, 25% are Muslims: Survey

A Union government-backed survey has revealed a disturbing trend: in the six years since the Right to Education Act, around 60 lakh children between ages six and 13 years remain unschooled in the...

Education report card

THE state of public education in Pakistan has been abysmal for years. But instead of just bemoaning the sorry condition of this critical sector, it is more constructive to spot the many weaknesses...

Government not serious about re-survey, says forum

Despite official orders, work of re-survey of out-of-school children has not been undertaken yet in many parts of Maharashtra. A memorandum related to it was submitted to the state education...

Why do so many children drop out of Pakistani schools?

Why do retention and enrolment rates in Pakistan drop drastically beyond the primary school level? The Pakistan Education Statistics 2014-15 factsheet compiled by Alif Ailaan shows that 62 per cent...

Mumbai has 18,625 out-of-school children, reports state-wide survey

Mumbai: Over 10,000 'out-of-school' children were detected in a one-day survey carried out in the city by school teachers, health workers and education department officials on Saturday. The...

India made ‘impressive progress’ in providing primary education: UN Report

India has made “impressive” progress in providing primary education to its children but it is still struggling to achieve similar results in lower secondary education and has the largest number of...

Half of the world’s disabled children are out of school: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least half of the world's 65 million school-age children with disabilities are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted for their...

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

Rajasthan, India - Nineteen-year-old Sahil*, who lives in Kolaheda village in the northern state of Rajasthan, felt embarrassed and confused about the way his body changed during his adolescence. It...

SDG 4 – Improve Quality of Education and Promote Lifelong Learning

Ensuring quality and inclusive education for all and promoting lifelong learning is the Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the United Nations’ new SDG 2030 agenda as was set by international leaders...

6.5m children still lack primary education in Pakistan

Find out more about the UN report on Out of School Children in Pakistan.

Pakistan: More than 6m children out of school in Sindh

Sanjay Mathrani   DECEMBER 11, 2017 HYDERABAD: Despite the allocation of Rs 21 billion in Sindh budget 2017-18 for education department, more than 6 million children are out of school, and 5,483...

Youth leaders call for “big leap” for gender equality at first CSW Youth Forum

Proving that young women and young men are a force to be reckoned with, participants in the first-ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) embraced their active engagement in...

Women and girls imperative to science and technology agenda

Can you imagine an entire day without access to your mobile phone, laptop, or even to the internet? In our rapidly changing world, could you function without having technology at your fingertips?...

UNICEF and EU launch #EmergencyLessons campaign on education in crisis zones

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU) today announced the launch of a new social media-driven public awareness campaign aimed at reaching 20 million Europeans and...

Ecuador earthquake leaves 120,000 children temporarily out of school – UNICEF

More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16, leaving up to 120,000 children temporarily without education, UNICEF said today. “Education is a lifeline for...

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Plan unveils US$20 million development support to Mozambique

"Speaking in Inhambane province, Plan Chief Executive Officer Nigel Chapman said the funds would be channelled towards supporting the education system, especially girls’ education, youth employment and humanitarian support, among other projects, over the next 3...

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