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In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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In Some Israeli Schools, It’s Arabic In First Period And Hebrew In Second

The Atlantic   
April 29th, 2013

In Some Israeli Schools, It’s Arabic In First Period And Hebrew In Second

Some Israeli schools are making hugely positive steps toward equal representation and integration of cultures by implementing a curriculum that teaches both the Arabic and Hebrew languages alongside one another.

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In Rwanda, Helping Congolese Refugee Children Be Children Again

reliefweb    Video
March 21st, 2013

In Rwanda, Helping Congolese Refugee Children Be Children Again

UNICEF and partners are ensuring that children who have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and crossed into a transit centre in Rwanda find safe spaces to play, learn, and be children.

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Building The Media Africa Needs

allAfrica   
February 4th, 2013

Building The Media Africa Needs

A revived interest in the well-being of the future has put a demand on media in Africa to become more readily available and dependable. Journalists, however, face many obstacles and obstructions in their path toward gathering information and news, and there still remains a desperate need for a respected and independent voice to identify what matters among the noise and chaos of the web and various other media outlets.

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Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys For Books

GOOD   
January 13th, 2013

Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys For Books

In the U.K., McDonald’s has partnered with booksellers and publishers in order to distribute books with Happy Meals, instead of the traditional toy or game. The move makes McDonald’s the largest book distributor in the U.K., but also makes books available to kids at a relatively cheap price that they otherwise would not have.

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Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Your Middle East   
May 19th, 2013

Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Maha Laziri created Teach4Morocco, an NGO dedicated toward improving Morocco’s educational system by providing funding for the construction of well-equipped schools and the harmonization of learning activities, especially in the country’s remote regions.

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Chile: Students Aim To Put Better Schools And Fairer Access At Top Of Election Agenda

CSMonitor   
March 29th, 2013

Chile: Students Aim To Put Better Schools And Fairer Access At Top Of Election Agenda

Chile’s education system has received plenty of attention in recent years because of its high rate of university attendance. However, students say that profit-driven schools exclude certain populations from education, and are arguing for strengthened public education.

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The Fastest Way To Conservation Is Increasing Literacy

Co.EXIST   
February 23rd, 2013

The Fastest Way To Conservation Is Increasing Literacy

New research shows that countries with good education preserve endangered species better than countries where schools are lacking and corruption is rampant.

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Through Writing, Afghan Women Find Freedom

VoiceOfAmerica   
January 17th, 2013

Through Writing, Afghan Women Find Freedom

Thanks to the virtual space created by The Afghan Women’s Writing Project, women have the opportunity to write about whatever they want and can receive mentoring by a volunteer team of teachers and authors dedicated to helping women find access to education and resources.

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Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

GOOD   
December 27th, 2012

Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

Aware of the challenges that come with providing efficient and affordable technology and access to education systems to rural areas throughout the world, the Talking Book program has created a device which delivers audio messages that range from advice on how to produce a successful crop yield, to how and where to receive vaccinations for deadly diseases.

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