Category Archives: Out-of-school children

The poorest young women have spent less than a year in school in the bottom ten countries

It’s International Women’s Day this week. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, not enough changes are being made to help the poorest girls pick themselves up from the bottom of the education ladder in many parts of the … Continue reading

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Learning how to farm – the impact of Farmer Field Schools

By Mwatima Juma, Tanzania Country Programme Officer – IFAD A group of 20 farmers gather around a facilitator who is demonstrating how to prepare nutritious fodder for dairy cows on Zanzibar island, off the coast of Tanzania. They are attending … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty and Hunger for Quality Education

By Salam Al-Nukta, youth advisor to the GEM Report The youth population is continuously increasing, and is estimated to reach 1.8 billion this year. Obviously, it is a large population of mass power. Yet, as we say goodbye to another … Continue reading

Posted in Arab States, Conflict, Learning, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, refugees, Refugees and displaced people, school violence, sdg, sdgs, syria, Uncategorized, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic growth in the US and elsewhere, investors may well see sub-Saharan Africa – … Continue reading

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Building resilience and shaping futures: the UNRWA response to the education needs of Palestine refugees from Syria

By Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, UNRWA/UNESCO Education Programme Over the past 65 years, the UNRWA/UNESCO education programme has been providing quality and equitable learning opportunities for refugees, and is currently supporting 500,000 refugees in the Middle East despite the … Continue reading

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No child should have to pay the cost of war

By Malala Yousafzai, Student, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund No child should have to pay the cost of war, to be kept away from the classroom because of conflict. Yet whole generations of refugee children … Continue reading

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No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school … Continue reading

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