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6 years ago
On April 25th, 2015, over 32,000 classrooms were destroyed across Nepal when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country. Many homes and prominent landmarks were destroyed as a result of this disaster. On May 12th, 2015, the situation worsened when a second quake of 7.3 magnitude hit the country. The death toll from this disaster is estimated to be 8,600. This tragedy has resulted in a setback in Nepal's education. However, Nepal's government has shown that nothing can ...
6 years ago
How can we measure education progress globally? The rapid growth in technology has motivated many software developers to be more creative than ever. Measuring education progress globally seems very challenging because of the cultural and education policy differences. Nonetheless, UNESCO has released a proposed set of indicators to cover education progress globally. These indicators are set to improve and monitor learning outcomes. Education 2030, as it is being referred to has 42 thematic indicators that could be used trace global progress. These indicators have been built to overshadow ...
6 years ago
There is no doubt that teachers play an essential role in student success. When students perform well, teachers receive the credit. When students don’t live up to expectations, teachers receive the blame. Great teachers always make sure they work hard to ensure their students live up to and meet expectations. Unfortunately, that has not been the case in Mozambique. According to this piece from the World Bank, a survey conducted by the Servic...
6 years ago
Some countries have made remarkable political, economical and social change in a very short amount of time. On the other, some countries seem locked in a cycle of poverty and lack basic needs. These countries are referred to as developing countries. With regard to education, this article notes that there is a 100-year gap in education standards between developed and developing countries. Sadly, this is the world we live in. Some people are living and achieving their dreams because they have access to the resources they need. Then there ar...
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6 years ago
“Education is not a privilege of the rich and well-to-do; it is the inalienable right of every child.” This quote from this piece discusses the role of privatization of education and its impact on poor families. Privatization of education leads to inequality. Although it is widely held that private education provides quality education, it comes at an expensive cost. Not every family can afford private education. As a result, many private schools lack...
6 years ago
Below are a couple of photos that depicts different playgrounds around the world. These photos highlight the various school conditions for children around the globe. Apparently, students from developed countries such as the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States have playgrounds that are safe and appealing. Contrary, students who live in Kenya and Sierra Leone are not fortunate to have playgrounds that are safe and healthy. What are your thoughts?
6 years ago
How can education be considered a crime? The denotation of crime is an act that is foolish or wrong. In Iran, it's a crime for Baha’is to obtain education. Baha’i is the largest religious minority group in Iran. Many Iranian Baha’is have been denied access to most basic rights, such as education. The reason for this unfair treatment towards Baha’is dates back to 1863, the year Baha’u’llah founded the Baha’i faith. According to this piece, Baha’u’llah’s teachings on the equality of...
6 years ago
According to the United Nations, attacks against girls seeking an education have increased tremendously since 2009. Many girls have lost their lives because they want an education. Across the globe, girls, parents, and even teachers who advocate female education are targets of violence by groups such as the Pakistani Taliban in Peshawar and Boko Haram of Northern Nigeria. These groups have killed and abducted a combined 432 female students. Girls who live in war zones are used for military communications work because of their ability to write, read and do math. Consequently, parents and guard...
6 years ago
One of the most beautiful things in this world is to see a group of people coming together to raise awareness for a good cause. I was so enthused when I came across this piece. A group of 15-year-olds across the globe came together to bring attention to an issue that impacts the education of children around the world: poverty. Poverty has been one of the many reasons why children from developing nations often don’t enroll in school. Children can’t attend school on an empty st...
6 years ago
Bridge International Academies is an organization intended to educate some of the world’s poorest children. The organization’s aim is to provide quality education for children, beginning with early childhood development classes through eight grade. In 2009, the first Bridge International Academy was launched using a “school-in-a-box” franchise model. Since then, about 350 locations have been established in Kenya, the focal point since the institution’s inauguration. Contrary, Bridge International Academies is poised to enter three more countries, including India, Uganda, and Nigeria. The