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Literacy and Numeracy

African Edutainment Company Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

Forbes 24 March 2019

Ubongo, a Tanzanian-based company which creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of African families through television and the webs, has won the Next Billion Edtech Prize, an award launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognize innovative technology that can have an impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.

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Teaching science and hope in an Ethiopian refugee camp

Norwegian Refugee Council 16 January 2019

In a refugee camp hosting more than 85,000 refugees, a young mother of two have paved her way as one of the most popular teachers in the camp. It’s early morning and students are lining up outside the school, eager to have their homework checked. “Excellent work, students!” Nyanchew Chuol says loudly. As she is going through every single exercise book, the teacher is generous with her encouraging comments.

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3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate - UNICEF

UNICEF 31 January 2018

Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF said today.

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Improve language training for Syrian refugees, report urges

The Pie News 26 July 2016

Speaking additional languages including French, English and Turkish can help Syrian refugees to access higher education and employment, according to a report from the British Council. The report, Language for Resilience, also points out a delicate balance between the importance of language skills as a tool for social integration among refugees and the need to develop the refugees’ home language in order to maintain a sense of belonging.

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No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp

Tribune 5 July 2016

“B for book, C for car…” repeat a dozen six and seven-year-olds in an English class taught by two refugee volunteers in a makeshift classroom at a Greek migrant camp. There will be no summer holidays for these pupils, who have to make up for lost time as Greece prepares plans to educate around 8,500 refugee children, starting in September.

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Webinar: The role of language in teaching and learning early grade mathematics in Kenya, Malawi and

Global Partnership for Education 7 June 2016

Studies on mathematics achievement around the world have shown that many students perform poorly in mathematics. More specifically, research into the state of primary education indicates that, in some countries, many students perform well below the curriculum expectations with some falling behind by as much as 3 years by the time they are in Grade 3. Although there are many ways to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics, one area that is often understudied in early schooling is the role of language and how language impacts on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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RDC: le taux de scolarisation en hausse, selon l’Unicef

Radio Okapi 19 November 2015

Selon un rapport présenté mercredi 18 novembre par l’Unicef et le ministère congolais du Plan, le taux brut de scolarisation en RDC est passé de 62% au cours de l’année scolaire 2001-2002 à 110 % pendant l’année scolaire 2012-2013. Le représentant de l’Unicef en RDC, Pascal Villeneuve, salue des progrès « indéniables » accomplis dans le secteur de l’éducation.

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Journée mondiale de l’alphabétisation

Plan International 11 September 2015

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’alphabétisation, rappelons que plus de 860 millions de personnes, dont 500 millions de femmes, sont encore illettrées dans le monde. Pourtant, l’alphabétisation est un droit humain fondamental qui détermine le développement social, humain et économique de chaque individu et de son pays.

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Taxa de analfabetismo em Moçambique atinge quase metade da população

África 21 Digital 1 September 2015

“A taxa de analfabetismo em Moçambique situa-se na ordem dos 48 por cento, mas tendo como base os dados de 2010 e que mostram uma redução de oito por cento, quando comparados com os de 2000, que se situavam nos 56 por cento.”

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Mali : Un bon bilan 2014 et de belles perspectives pour 2015

MaliActu 26 January 2015

C’est ce qui ressort du document rédigé par le Secrétariat général du ministère, qui inscrit ses actions dans la Déclaration de Politique Générale du Premier ministre et dans le Plan d’action stratégique 2013 – 2018 du ministère de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la Famille.

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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

NPR 13 November 2014

Ebola is threatening to reverse years of educational progress in West Africa. The virus has kept school closed for months in a part of the world where literacy rates are low and school systems are only now recovering from years of civil war.

In Liberia, many children have been put to work while schools are closed, and Ebola is hurting the economy, says Laurent Duvillier, a communication specialist at UNICEF. The fear now, he says, is that many of these children will never return to school.

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Brasil ainda tem 13 milhões de analfabetos com 15 anos ou mais

UOL Educação 20 September 2014

“Em 2013, o Brasil registrou 13 milhões de analfabetos com 15 anos ou mais—contingente de pessoas que supera a população da cidade de São Paulo (11,8 milhões) e representa 8,3% do total de habitantes do país.”

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This Syrian Boy Forgot How To Write After Being Torn Away From School…

The Huffington Post 17 June 2014

At just 12 years old, the Syrian boy can no longer attend school because he needs to help provide for his family, a video produced by UNICEF reports. In fact, his classroom days are so far behind him, basic academic tools have left his memory. Mohammad is one of the approximate 1.1 million children refugees who were forced to leave their home country to find safety away from civil conflict in Syria, AP reported. Incredibly, about 75 percent of those children are younger than Mohammad.

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Angola: Ministro da Educação satisfeito com acção dos parceiros no processo de alfabetização

ANGOP: Agência Angola Press 7 April 2014

“O ministro da Educação, Pinda Simão, apontou (...) a mobilização da sociedade civil, a formação dos alfabetizadores do subsistema da educação de adultos e a adesão de mais parceiros sociais para a alfabetização como acções que têm contribuído para a redução do índice de analfabetismo no país.”

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Les Ideas Box sont arrivées au Burundi

Ideas Box 5 April 2014

Après 1 an de conception entre le siège de Bibliothèques Sans Frontières à Paris, les bureaux de Philippe Starck et les ateliers de construction, les 1eres Ideas Box sont enfin arrivées à destination : le Burundi !

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