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Poverty remains a substantial obstacle to education in Bangladesh

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Every morning around 9am, dozens of boisterous children who flock to the local primary school in Alinagar pass their former classmate Mayarun Akter. Many of the children are her friends. Some were classmates until last November, when Mayarun was forced out of school shortly before completing second grade. The school stands a few hundred yards [...]


Education uncertain for young typhoon survivors

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Justine, 13, sits on a fallen coconut tree to pass the time in the town of Basey, in Samar province. Schools here have been closed for two months, since Typhoon Haiyan hit the province on November 8, flattening everything in its path and killing more than 6,000 people. “I feel sad. Some of my friends are [...]


UN chief calls for girls’ education

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to promote global education, especially for girls. “I want all children and young people to have equal learning opportunities. This is why I launched my Global Education First Initiative last year,” Ban Ki-moon told a gathering at Islamabad College for Girls during his two-day visit [...]


Malala defies Taliban to take world stage

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Malala Yousafzai took over the United Nations on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager’s campaign for girls’ education. [Malala has been invited to mark her 16th birthday with her first public speech since making a near miraculous recovery from the attack on [...]


Kids return to schools with no classrooms

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The new school year has started for millions of children from areas recently devastated by natural calamities. Many are attending classes in makeshift schools and classrooms. In New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province, which was badly hit by Typhoon Bopha last year, only one classroom out of 15 at the school survived the devastation. Typhoon [...]


Student suicide prompts Caritas fund

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Caritas, the Catholic Church’s social action arm, is to set up a fund for underprivileged students. Father Anton Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, made the announcement during the funeral Mass for Kristel Tejada, a 16-year-old student who committed suicide last week after her school allegedly barred her for failing to pay her tuition fees. [...]


Outrage grows over student suicide

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Outrage over the suicide of a college student who was forced to quit school for failing to pay her tuition grew on Monday as students, many wearing black, held protest rallies in Metro Manila. The University of the Philippines, where suicide victim Kristel Tejada studied, declared a day of mourning and suspended classes on Monday. [...]


Critics blame girl’s death on university costs

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Kristel Tejada, a 16-year-old first year student at the University of the Philippines, supposedly the country’s premier educational institution, committed suicide early morning on Friday. “Financial constraints” may have triggered the suicide of the young Behavioral Science student, who early reports say may have ingested poison. Tejada, the eldest of five children of a taxi [...]


Agencies launch $18m education scheme

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The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, have launched a joint US$18 million project to help about four million poor children in six Philippine cities. Entitled “Early Learning for Life,” the project will operate in targeted areas of high need across the country. Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF country representative, [...]


CEAP schools adopt Google Apps

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Catholic education is getting more and more innovative in the Philippines. The 1,345 member-schools of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) will soon need not spend to build and maintain an information technology infrastructure to facilitate their internal communication systems. This is after CEAP entered into a formal agreement with Google to provide [...]


For Vietnam’s Hmong, a constant struggle to stay in school

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Vang A Chong’s trip to school must rank among the most arduous in the region. This ethnic Hmong ninth-grader loads a bundle of firewood and 3.5 kgs of rice on his back, then walks 10 kms across cliffs and steep paths from his home in Tran Yen district in northern Vietnam. It takes him three hours to [...]


Jesuit university partners with artisan miners

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The Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University has said it will step in to help small-scale and artisanal miners in the country who have been neglected by the government. University president Father Joel Tabora, SJ, said the government does not recognize the contributions of small-scale miners and instead favors the large-scale mining industry. “The government should [...]


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