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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 forward wi...
by Alex Leedom


Myanmar’s Government Excludes Influential Education Group from Reform Talks

Myanmar is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Following the 2011 dissolution of the military junta that had controlled the country since 1962, the country has begun a process of democratization and reform. But now, just after ...
by Alex Leedom


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 To Education. The law, as part of India’s pr...
by Alex Leedom



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 Education Act, adopted last March, ...
by Alex Leedom


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 to nearly 700 girls in eight schools in rural P...
by Alex Leedom


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 million project designed to strengthen higher education...
by Alex Leedom



Reach Out to Asia and Qatar Petroleum Partner for Education Initiative in Indonesia

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) have partnered on the new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Indonesia Programme, with the goal of improving access to technology, as well as streamlining teacher tr...
by Alex Leedom


Can a Modern University Build Bridges to Historically Isolated North Korea?

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is the first university in North Korea founded and run by foreigners, mainly from the United States, China, and South Korea, offering a Western Education. Inaugurated i...
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