education

  • Tunisia: debunking stereotypes with science

    When science and logic are used to debunk misconceptions, stereotypes, and to promote tolerance and open-mindedness, you might end up changing someone’s perceptions. This was the goal of Baha Lajmi and Fahd Baaziz, two 16-year-old Tunisian high school students from Soussa, when they started a YouTube channel, Draw My...
  • A troublesome miscegenation

    Brazil is well known for its mix of cultures, religions, colors and races. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), there are 305 officially recognized indigenous ethnicities, in addition to those brought in by historical, regular migratory waves from Europe, Asia, Africa and, more recently, from...
  • Back to basics

    The importance of basic education, both primary and secondary, has increasingly occupied the academic literature, highlighting its relevance for economic development. Higher educational levels result in higher levels of labor productivity, which in turn, relate to higher levels of income. The universalization of basic education is often pointed out...
  • The words on my mind

    “The words one whispers into the gourd are concealed in it forever.” – Nigerian proverb Luqman Onikosi immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) from Nigeria in 2007 to pursue his education at Sussex University. When I contacted him to request an interview, he shared this Nigerian adage and pointed...
  • Challenging Inequality: Women’s Education

    “The surest way to keep people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”. These are the wise words of Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey, an early 20th...
  • The Ethiopia We Need

    We need Ethiopia to be a country where every individual is treated equally, regardless of their ethnic background, sex, age, medical condition, political or religious views; a country that does not favor or neglect one group more than other groups. We need a country where people are recruited for...
  • What Happens After Freedom?

    Recently, in mid-May 2016, the Colombian rebel group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC, announced that they would release children younger than 15, that had been fighting for them as child soldiers, as part of a deal that the group is about to sign with the government. The exact number...
  • The Guilty Volunteer

    'Voluntouring' is not just ineffective, but can in fact be very harmful for the very people it is meant to help....
  • 16 Days Campaign 2015 – Video

    10 December, Human Rights Day, marks the end of the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. Our contributors took us on a journey where we learned that, while women around the world, regardless of their social status, profession or age suffer from GBV, there is hope. We...
  • A Woman’s Journey to Parliament in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is a beautiful country whose legacy has been messed up by a bad politics whose “democracy” is deeply embedded in one man holding onto power for over three decades. Besides this, we seem to be a friendly, resilient and happy lot. The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education...
  • Why Education Is A Powerful Tool For HIV Prevention

    HIV is sexist. According to an Education For All report, 60% of young people living with the disease are women; in sub Saharan Africa the figure rises to 71%. Simultaneously, the health benefits of educating girls becomes more and more obvious. As Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi A. Annan,...
  • Gender Sensitivity Lessons in India

    When dealing with the pervasive force of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), there is a tendency to focus on its effects or the existing legal mechanisms to confront it. In developing countries, the existence of bodies of legislations on the matter tend to be an important first step, but insufficient. Based...
  • A Space for Somalia’s Girls and Women

    Galkayo Education Center for Development Program (GECDP) established in 1999, has emerged as an instrumental Education, Peace building and Women’s rights center. A re-known and standard Civic Society organization in Puntland State of Somalia, is known for its strife for girl’s education and women’s rights in general. It has...
  • A Day In A Life

    According to Lant Pritchett, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and professor of the practice of international development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, If you want to find a child who lacks education today, the place to find them is in school; although globally emphasis...
  • The Challenge of Fourfouras

    A few years ago three young teachers met at a remote area on the island of Crete in Greece in order to teach. Angelos Patsias, John Manolakakis and Yuli Bosdelekidou, had been appointed at the primary school of Fourfouras, a mountainous village located at an altitude of 460 metres...
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