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Secondary Education

Reaching the Classroom Is Just the First Step

Huffington Post 18 April 2013

18 April 2013 - A recent World Bank survey showed education is a top priority for developing country governments and their citizens. The sobering reality is that in some parts of the developing world as many as half of the children graduating from primary school can’t read. One in five young people between the ages of 15 and 24 have not even completed primary school and lack basic skills to get a job.

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Far from home, but closer to school in Pakistan

IRIN News 17 April 2013

17 April 2013 - Ten-year-old Aliya and eight-year-old Asma arrived at Jalozai refugee camp two weeks ago, after escaping a recent surge in hostilities between government forces and militants near the border with Afghanistan. But fleeing home has come with an unexpected benefit - for the first time the girls are going to school.

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Somalia launches Go 2 School Initiative

Reliefweb 17 April 2013

11 April 2013 - Somalia has one of the world’s lowest enrolment rates for primary school‐aged children – 42 per cent of children are in school. Of those, only 36 per cent are girls. The number of out‐of‐school and at risk children and youth aged 6‐18 years has been estimated at 4.4 million, out of a total population of 9.2million.

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Partners Announce Nearly $18M in Funding for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur Foundation 1 April 2013

01 Apr 2013 - A partnership of five philanthropic organizations announced today nearly $8 million in grants and a commitment of an additional $10 million in 2013 for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries.

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