Creative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

Myanmar is currently pursuing an aggressive course of education reform and restructuring, including reopening universities and investing in higher education. But one of the country’s greatest challenges as it moves …

Alex LeedomCreative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

Indian Compulsory Education Law Designed Actually Shuts Down Schools

Hundreds of low-cost private schools in India, which have become increasingly popular, are now being forced to shut down as a result of a new compulsory education law, titled Right …

Alex LeedomIndian Compulsory Education Law Designed Actually Shuts Down Schools

Education Reform Falling Short in Pakistan

Pakistan is in the process of enacting education reform, introducing new programs and legislating increased access to schools. A recent law, the Sindh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory …

Alex LeedomEducation Reform Falling Short in Pakistan

Sex Ed Comes to Pakistani Girls

On the heels of a recent UNESCO initiative to improve access to and quality of girls’ education, a new program run by the Village Shadabad Organisation is bringing sex education …

Alex LeedomSex Ed Comes to Pakistani Girls

Grant Extends UMass Work in Afghanistan

A new $23 million grant from USAID  will allow the University of Massachusetts, UMass, to extend and expand its work in Afghanistan. The grant is part of a five-year, $92 …

Alex LeedomGrant Extends UMass Work in Afghanistan

Bangladesh’s Political Turmoil Takes a Toll on Test Scores

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“Hartals,” or strikes, have been a common feature of Bangladesh’s political scene since its birth. Hartals often involve violence in the form of damaging private property such as cars, trains, …

Nashrah AhmedBangladesh’s Political Turmoil Takes a Toll on Test Scores

Yangon University Re-opens in Myanmar

Myanmar’s political reforms, which began in 2011 with the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, are continuing with the reopening of Yangon University, which is teaching its first …

Alex LeedomYangon University Re-opens in Myanmar