More than 104 million children and young people – 1 in 3 – are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters
Adolescents in emergency countries face grim future with two in five 15-17 year olds never completing primary school.
The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.
7 education interventions that can help tackle extreme poverty in developing countries
The Global Partnership for Education was founded in 2002 as a multilateral framework to strengthen partner country education sector plans, improve aid effectiveness, coordinate external support, and raise the funds necessary to achieve the objectives of Education for All. Since 2002, these objectives have been the central focus of the partnership. In 2014, the GPE changed its funding model to put more emphasis on the quality of education sector plans.
“Projecto Melika, abreviatura de “Mukai Efimbo Lyove lyefIKA” (na língua Nyaneka-Nkhumbe), que em português significa “mulher, chegou a tua hora”. É um projecto de desenvolvimento comunitário multifacetado (agricultura, saúde e educação), mas que actualmente está focado na área da educação”
My name is Christiana. I am 17 years old. I live in a small village in the Moyamba District in southern Sierra Leone. I lost my father when I was a baby and my mother is a petty trader. I have experienced issues affecting girls’ rights to education because I was forced into marriage. I want to be a voice to tackle forced marriage in Sierra Leone and the world.
A financial crisis has befallen higher education. It’s something I’ve warned about in previous columns, and this problem should come as no shock to CounterPunch readers. Total student loan debt in the U.S. is now over $1 trillion, and the average debt per student as of 2014 (for the first time ever) exceeds $30,000.
In my previous column it was emphasized that flood has impacted all compartments of Kashmir life. Reports gathered from my own students, friends and colleagues suggest that books and uniforms of school going children have been washed away. While as some preliminary reports indicate and provide tentative account of loss to business, housing etc., there are also some rough estimates about loss to education sector.
Increased investment in education and protection helps safeguard the future of a generation of children affected by Syria crisis. Millions more children at risk as the crisis deepens
Over the last year, an additional 770,000 children affected by the Syria crisis benefitted from some form of education and almost 660,000 children received psychological support.
L’école donne l’opportunité de mettre ensemble les enfants de différentes communautés pendant une période relativement longue. Ce temps doit être mis à profit pour faire passer au sein des jeunes de 6 à 17 ans les messages de paix, estiment le gouvernement et ses partenaires, qui veulent mettre sur pied une stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix en RDC. L’élaboration de cette stratégie a été lancée samedi 20 septembre à Goma par la vice-ministre de l’éducation, Maggy Rwakabuba.
Huge efforts have been made to ensure that students return to safe, clean, and well equipped schools with supportive teachers, and counsellors. This year, unlike previous years, the first week of schooling is being devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.
Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools. According to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as of the 1 September, 1,016,559 people are registered as displaced from North Waziristan, around 45 percent of them children.
The Go 2 School campaign to get one million Somali children and youth into school which was launched a year ago today, has led to tens of thousands of children getting an education for the first time.
The return of peace after civil war has provided an opportunity for three universities in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar to rebuild agriculture expertise by establishing three postgraduate training programmes.
Together with local and international partners, UNESCO started identifying the most pressing needs for the rapid recovery of the education system. The immediate challenge is to get children back to school in time for the beginning of the new Palestinian school year, which is scheduled to start later this month, provided a stable security situation. The assessment will determine physical damage to schools and higher education institutions and needs for psycho-social support of both learners and teachers. It also addresses immediate challenges of access to education and of availability of teachers and educational material, arising from the large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as from damaged education infrastructure. The assessment is part of the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) led Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA), which will determine priorities for humanitarian response in key areas such as protection, shelter, water and sanitation, health, as well as education. Once completed, the IRA will serve to update the Gaza Crisis Appeal, issued by the UN earlier this month. It is planned that this Appeal, calling for international assistance in support of immediate needs in Gaza, will be launched early September at a Donor Conference.