Education

06.06.2015

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

By Andrew Smith 2 June 2015 for openDemocracy Europe’s largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit.  Corporations have already established a growing foothold in many UK schools, but the idea of Europe’s… »

09.05.2015

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor… »

07.05.2015

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says nearly one million children in Nepal have been left without classrooms following the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country late last month. The UNICEF announced on Thursday that nearly 24,000 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed by the strong quake that hit Nepal… »

26.04.2015

‘The Power of Books to Change Lives for the Better’ – World Day

‘The Power of Books to Change Lives for the Better’ – World Day

Human Wrongs Watch As global symbols of social progress, books have always been targets for those who reject freedom and tolerance, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education on 23 April 2015 said on World Book and Copyright Day, calling the occasion an opportunity to recognize the… »

17.04.2015

Middle East: 1 in 4 Children and Adolescents Either out of School or at Risk of Dropping out

Middle East: 1 in 4 Children and Adolescents Either out of School or at Risk of Dropping out

Human Wrongs Watch Beirut — Despite impressive progress in raising school enrollment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund… »

08.04.2015

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

On 15 April 1912, the Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The large and unnecessary death toll – more than 1,500 passengers and crew – was the result of many factors. »

06.04.2015

A Few Things You May Not Know about Small Island Developing States

A Few Things You May Not Know about Small Island Developing States

Human Wrongs Watch A few things you may not know about small island developing States. There are currently 39 small island developing States in three geographic regions: the Caribbean; the Pacific; and Africa, Indian Ocean and South China Sea.* These small islands have a combined population of 63.2 million… »

31.03.2015

Children Killed and Injured by Land-mines, Unexploded Ordnance in Eastern Ukraine

Children Killed and Injured by Land-mines, Unexploded Ordnance in Eastern Ukraine

Human Wrongs Watch KYIV/GENEVA — At least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by land mines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year, UNICEF on 31 March 2015 said. The government-reported figures may not reflect the actual… »

28.03.2015

A Home for Mercy

A Home for Mercy

Human Wrongs Watch ‘When last we met Mercy, she was arriving in her foster home, the child of a woman who had died of Ebola infection. See how Mercy’s getting on, in school for the first time, a child embraced by a family joined by love, if not blood.'(… »

10.03.2015

The Changemaker

The Changemaker

Human Wrongs Watch Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition. THATTA, Pakistan (ILO) – Asma Ahmad Sheikh was 17 years old when… »

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