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WASHINGTON, 14 mai 2014 – Lorsque les filles sont peu ou pas instruites, elles risquent bien davantage d’être mariées alors qu’elles ne sont encore que des enfants, de subir des violences domestiques, de vivre dans la pauvreté et de ne pas avoir leur mot à dire sur les dépenses du ménage ou sur leurs propres soins de santé, ce qui leur nuit, bien sûr, mais nuit aussi à leurs enfants et à la communauté, constate un nouveau rapport du Groupe de la Banque mondiale.
Emmanuel Peter Gai, a secondary school student, sits at Rhino camp refugee settlement in Uganda with little hope for further education. The camp, located more than 1,000km from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, currently hosts about 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled the violence that hit the new nation in mid-December last year, displacing an estimated over a million people. David Abili, an assistant camp resettlement officer says only one secondary school existed in Rhino camp, but remains nonoperational after its students were repatriated.
In late February, the Derik Secondary Education School opened in Domiz Camp, 20 kilometers southeast of the city of Duhok. The school has given youth who fled the war in Syria the chance to resume their education and regain some semblance of normal life, amidst the incredibly difficult conditions they experience as refugees.
More than 750 world leaders, business leaders, government ministers, and education experts will gather in the UAE on March 15th-17th to tackle the global crisis in education.
The 2nd annual Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), dubbed the ‘Davos of Education’, will assemble one of the most distinguished group of leaders, captains of industry and educators to tackle the world’s “ticking time-bomb” of 57 million children not in primary school.
The meeting has been organised in partnership between UNESCO, the UAE Ministry of Education, GEMS Education, the Varkey GEMS Foundation and Dubai Cares, in support of the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative, to discuss the global challenges of a growing young population, a huge education funding gap, the changing nature of skills and work as well as profound technological changes.
Keep this year’s graduation simple, highlighting Filipinos’ resilience as the theme, was the directive of Education Secretary Armin Luistro. He said the theme of this year’s graduation seeks “to pay homage to the resilience of the Filipino spirit and its triumphs over the recent string of calamities it conquered over the school year.”
27 February 2014 - Schools and universities, as well as students, teachers, and academics are intentionally targeted for attack in conflicts worldwide, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said in a 250-page study released today. “Education Under Attack 2014” identifies 70 countries where attacks occurred between 2009 and 2013, including 30 where there was a pattern of deliberate attacks.
31 January 2014 - The worst thing about being a refugee for many of the young people in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is missing out on their education. This is especially true for those, like Yesson, who were in secondary or tertiary education before fleeing from Central African Republic to save their lives over the past year.
2 January 2014 - The hardships of the recent past are taking a toll on ethnic Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan. Anecdotal evidence indicates Kyrgyz Uzbeks’ educational aspirations are shriveling.
9 December 2013 - The European Union has given an additional € 10 million to UNICEF to support access to education for vulnerable and displaced children in Syria.
16 October 2013 - Visiting a refugee camp is a very personal experience for Maulid Warfa. “It’s like going back in time,” he says. UNICEF Iraq’s South Zone Chief is based in Basra, but he’s come north to help with the influx of more than 61,000 refugees who have arrived from the Syrian Arab Republic since the middle of August.
23 Mai 13 - C’est jour de test à l’école publique secondaire (deuxième session) d’Arsal et les élèves de 4ème sont plongés dans leur examen de maths. Ils factorisent des nombres, écrivent une série d’équations sous forme de puissance – tout cela en français, langue qu’ils n’étudient que depuis qu’ils ont commencé l’école ici dans le nord-est du Liban il y a deux mois.
24 May 2013 - It’s test day at the Arsal Public Second Shift Middle School and the students in the 8th Grade maths class are engrossed in their exam. They factor numbers, write a series of equations in the form of a single power – all in French, a language they have come to learn only since starting school here in north-east Lebanon two months ago.
19 May 2013 - On 18 March, throngs of girls lined up singing and clapping to welcome UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and Afghanistan’s Education Minister Farooq Wardak to the Ayesha-e-Durrani school in Kabul. The school, named after the first woman who opened a girls’ school in Afghanistan, was severely damaged during the war. Reconstruction started in 2002 and lasted two years. Today, the school welcomes 1600 girls from Grade 1 through the high school years.
14 May 2013 - While the world remains focused on ending Mali’s conflict following rebel incursions into the northern part of the country early last year, there are about 400,000 Malian children facing severe disruptions in their education, warns the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
1 May 2013 - On the first of May 2003, Bush announced the end of combat operations in Iraq while standing before a banner that declared ‘Mission Accomplished’. A decade on and Iraq continues to suffer from the sentiment of those words. Iraq can now be seen as one of the world’s most neglected crises, with The Department for International Development (DFID) pulling out of their in-country commitment in 2012 and other donors ignoring the stark numbers and realities of conflict that Iraqis still must face.