Global education

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Tanzania to lift ban on teenage mothers returning to school
Girls to have two years in which to return to school after giving birth, but will still be excluded whilst pregnant

Alice McCool in Kampala

26, Nov, 2021 @10:10 AM

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Day of the Girl is critical, but support is needed year-round, say campaigners
From period poverty to blockchain, initiatives raising awareness of girls’ rights abound on 11 October, but long-term help is needed after Covid setbacks

Georgina Quach

11, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Uncertainty hovers over Helmand’s schools as Taliban ban older girls
At Malalay school, Lashkar Gah, female staff struggle into work despite anxiety over their jobs and half their pupils missing

Emma Graham-Harrison in Lashkar Gah

30, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I’ll never go back’: Uganda’s schools at risk as teachers find new work during Covid
Many private schools may not reopen after staff laid off during lockdown say they will not return to the profession

Alon Mwesigwa in Bombo

30, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Taliban ban girls from secondary education in Afghanistan
Government announces re-opening of high schools for boys but makes no mention of girls

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kandahar

17, Sep, 2021 @6:09 PM

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‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closures
Hundreds of millions of children fell behind around the world as schools closed during the pandemic. We look at four countries as pupils try to resume their education

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns
Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes

Lizzy Davies

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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If education is such a great investment, it deserves serious international backing
The World Bank and IMF should step in to finance a recovery of children’s learning chances devastated by the pandemic

Kevin Watkins

03, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Aid cuts make a mockery of UK pledges on girls’ education | Zoe Williams
The government’s words at the global education summit are completely at odds with its behaviour

Zoe Williams

29, Jul, 2021 @1:31 PM

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‘Self-esteem was low. Look at them now’ : the scheme getting Kenya’s girls back to school
Over a thousand girls in rural Isiolo county, many of them young mothers, are catching up in the classroom. But entrenched cultural barriers remain a challenge for educators

Peter Muiruri in Isiolo County

27, Jul, 2021 @7:44 AM

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime chance’: the rural children winning rare places at an elite school in India
Stiff competition and cultural barriers are overcome by students gaining access to an education out of reach for most at an academy in Uttar Pradesh

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

26, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Violence against Africa’s children is rising. It stains our collective conscience | Graça Machel
We must apply our own home-grown initiatives if we are to curb abuses of Africa’s most vulnerable

Graça Machel

23, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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