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Kenyan School Pilots Mobile Technology in the Classroom

The newly developed Power of M-Learning Project aims to improve academic performance in Kenyan primary schools by using 3G enabled tablets to deliver the newly digitized Kenyan curriculum. The project is currently being piloted...
by Shannon Schmidt


Deworming Campaign to Benefit 700,000 Schoolchildren in Haiti

This month the Haitian government will launch a national deworming campaign for schoolchildren, in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Ministry of National Education, and the Foundation for Development and the...
by Shannon Schmidt


Free Education Program in Somalia Halted Amid Teacher Strikes

This past September, Somalia launched its Go 2 School Initiative, designed to provide a free education to  one million children in Somalia, where only four out of every ten children currently attend school and, of those attend...
by Shannon Schmidt



A Creative Approach to Counter Bullying in a School in Iran

A teacher in Iran shaved his head to show solidarity to a student who was being bullied after losing hair due to an illness. Ali Mohammadian, a teacher at Sheikh Shaltoot’s elementary school in the Kurdistan Province of Mariv...
by Nashrah Ahmed


Bangladesh’s Political Turmoil Takes a Toll on Test Scores

“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, or buses, and therefore resu...
by Nashrah Ahmed


Nigerian Health Officials Tackle Child Pneumonia Epidemic

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is calling for nation-wide action towards tackle the country’s growing pneumonia epidemic. The deadly disease accounts for 17 per cent of all deaths under the age of five, accumulati...
by Rachel Pozivenec



Vietnam and Malaysia Solidify Bi-Lateral Commitments to Higher Education

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited Vietnam to solidify relations between the two countries in areas of higher education. A memorandum of understanding was signed between Yassin and Malaysia&...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Children in Bhutan Learn How To Organic Farm

A boarding school in Yurung, Bhutan, teaches children organic farming skills through the World Food Program’s (WFP) agricultural gardening classes. Everything in the garden – cabbage, peanuts, chili, cauliflower, sp...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Rwanda’s Youth Receive College Opportunities Through Open Sourced Programs

College-aged Rwandan youth will now receive low cost and high quality learning thanks to Kepler, an education program offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) and competency-based degrees. Kepler launched their program from...
by Rachel Pozivenec