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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


Despite Reforms, Education in Myanmar Has a Long Way to Go

In December, the Women’s Forum of Myanmar hosted a panel on education to discuss the progress the country has made—and how far it still has to go. Myanmar’s government, only recently reconstituted following the dissolutio...
by Alex Leedom


Despite Ongoing Education Programs, Illiteracy Still High Among Afghan Recruits

The United States has committed $200 million towards literacy programs for members of the Afghan army. The programs will continue to fund classes sponsored by the US and NATO. Almost 400,000 troops have attended literacy classe...
by Alex Leedom



Uganda Makes Great Strides in Addressing Gender Gap in Education

UNESCO’s recently released Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring report lists encouraging statistics regarding gender parity in Uganda’s educational system. The report states that Uganda improved by 95 per cent over the...
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


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



UNESCO to spend $7 Million for Girls’ Education in Pakistan

This month, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Pakistan’s State Minister for Education, Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman, signed  the Malala Funds-in-Trust agreement, which commits $7 million to improving access to and qualit...
by Alex Leedom


UNFPA Report Addresses Consequences of Adolescent Pregnancy

According to new report released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), every year in developing countries 7.3 million girls under age 18 give birth. This new report explores the negative health, educational, social, and psychologi...
by Carla Drumhiller


Report Shows Africa Becoming a Better Place for Children

According to a new report released by the African Child Policy Forum, Africa has become a better place for children over the last five years. The ACPF’s 2013 African Report on Child Wellbeing shows a large reduction in the in...
by Carla Drumhiller