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When disaster strikes: how education and children’s futures were battered by Cyclone Idai

TheirWorld 17 April 2019

An in-depth look at how the deadly storm and flooding has disrupted the schooling of half a million children in southeast Africa - and the efforts to rebuild.
First comes the shock and the terror. Then the fight for survival - to find food, water and shelter, and to avoid diseases. But in the wake of a natural disaster, children very quickly need protection and education. Being in a safe learning environment with other youngsters is crucial if they are to begin to recover from the trauma. Children who are out for school for a long time after a disaster are in danger of falling prey to child labour, early marriage, trafficking and other risks. Many will never return to education. It’s a scenario repeated over and over as communities around the world fall victim to floods, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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ECW joins forces with the Islamic Development Bank

Education Cannot Wait 5 April 2019

Education Cannot Wait joins forces with the Islamic Development Bank to address the challenge of 28 million out-of-school children in OIC Member countries. To address this growing challenge, Education Cannot Wait – a global fund for education in emergencies that seeks to mobilize US$1.8 billion by 2021 to reach 8.9 million children living in the midst of war, disaster and crisis – signed an agreement this week with the Islamic Development Bank and a wide range of stakeholders for a Global Education Coalition for Enrolling and Retaining 28 million out-of-school children in OIC member countries by 2021.

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Closing the Gaps in Global SEL Research

Salzburg Global Seminar 13 March 2019

Participants at Social and Emotional Learning: Time for Action explore the gaps in research on SEL

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A Future Stolen: Young and out of school

Relief Web 19 September 2018

More than 104 million children and young people – 1 in 3 – are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

Adolescents in emergency countries face grim future with two in five 15-17 year olds never completing primary school.

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Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

Relief Web 14 September 2018

The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.

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Fighting extreme poverty by improving education in the developing world

Global Partnership for Education 25 July 2016

7 education interventions that can help tackle extreme poverty in developing countries

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Burkina Faso: at the crossroads of education planning and monitoring education efforts

Global Partnership for Education 13 June 2016

The Global Partnership for Education was founded in 2002 as a multilateral framework to strengthen partner country education sector plans, improve aid effectiveness, coordinate external support, and raise the funds necessary to achieve the objectives of Education for All. Since 2002, these objectives have been the central focus of the partnership. In 2014, the GPE changed its funding model to put more emphasis on the quality of education sector plans.

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Angola: Projecto Melika - Promovendo a educação em comunidades do município da Matala

Rede Angola 6 August 2015

“Projecto Melika, abreviatura de “Mukai Efimbo Lyove lyefIKA” (na língua Nyaneka-Nkhumbe), que em português significa “mulher, chegou a tua hora”. É um projecto de desenvolvimento comunitário multifacetado (agricultura, saúde e educação), mas que actualmente está focado na área da educação”

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Forced marriages on the rise in the time of Ebola

Plan International 22 November 2014

My name is Christiana. I am 17 years old. I live in a small village in the Moyamba District in southern Sierra Leone. I lost my father when I was a baby and my mother is a petty trader. I have experienced issues affecting girls’ rights to education because I was forced into marriage. I want to be a voice to tackle forced marriage in Sierra Leone and the world.

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Choosing Between Competing Visions for Education Reform

Counter Punch 19 November 2014

A financial crisis has befallen higher education. It’s something I’ve warned about in previous columns, and this problem should come as no shock to CounterPunch readers. Total student loan debt in the U.S. is now over $1 trillion, and the average debt per student as of 2014 (for the first time ever) exceeds $30,000.

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EiE: We need to properly examine vulnerabilities of children & frame adequate education response

GK Communications Pvt. Ltd. 4 October 2014

In my previous column it was emphasized that flood has impacted all compartments of Kashmir life. Reports gathered from my own students, friends and colleagues suggest that books and uniforms of school going children have been washed away. While as some preliminary reports indicate and provide tentative account of loss to business, housing etc., there are also some rough estimates about loss to education sector.

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#NoLostGeneration Initiative – One Year On

UNICEF 24 September 2014

Increased investment in education and protection helps safeguard the future of a generation of children affected by Syria crisis. Millions more children at risk as the crisis deepens

Over the last year, an additional 770,000 children affected by the Syria crisis benefitted from some form of education and almost 660,000 children received psychological support.

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Goma: début de l’élaboration de la stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix

Reliefweb 24 September 2014

L’école donne l’opportunité de mettre ensemble les enfants de différentes communautés pendant une période relativement longue. Ce temps doit être mis à profit pour faire passer au sein des jeunes de 6 à 17 ans les messages de paix, estiment le gouvernement et ses partenaires, qui veulent mettre sur pied une stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix en RDC. L’élaboration de cette stratégie a été lancée samedi 20 septembre à Goma par la vice-ministre de l’éducation, Maggy Rwakabuba.

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More than half a million Gaza students return to school after a shattering summer

UNICEF 14 September 2014

Huge efforts have been made to ensure that students return to safe, clean, and well equipped schools with supportive teachers, and counsellors. This year, unlike previous years, the first week of schooling is being devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.

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Military operations in NW Pakistan disrupt education

IRIN 10 September 2014

Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools. According to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as of the 1 September, 1,016,559 people are registered as displaced from North Waziristan, around 45 percent of them children.

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