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7 years ago
Global Education Management System (GEMS) is an international education company. The purpose of GEMS is to change lives through education. Education can change the lives of children who live in poverty. Similarly, it can help children to develop new ideas and be creative in their own unique ways. This vialogues focuses on the current state of global education. It also discusses the significant impact this generation will have on the world, when they are educated.
7 years ago
When a country's population growth always exceeds its economic growth, living conditions will inevitably be difficult. This is the case in Tanzania. Tanzania is ranked as the 26th poorest country in the world. Many children are not receiving proper education. The highest level of education some children complete is primary education. Lack of secondary schools and the cost of tuition and supplies are some of the many reasons why the enrollment for secondary school sits at a paltry 31%. The value of an education, especially in helping the poor rise out of destitute, is undeniable. Increasing ...
7 years ago
Access to education should be a birthright to every child. This vialogues demonstrates the hardships poor children are facing when it comes to education. About 121 million children are out of school across the globe. Even those children who enrolled lack basic literacy and numeracy skills. This is largely due to insufficient investment made towards education. Part of the solution to this learning crisis is to raise $26 billion every year to provide basic education for all in poor countries.
7 years ago
A report from the Horace Mann League, a public education advocacy group, states that test scores shouldn't be the only factor when comparing education systems across the world. Test scores do not define the educational success of a country. Researchers believe these are other factors (student outcomes, school system outcomes, social stress, support for families, support for schools and economic inequity) that must also be taken into consideration. These factors can help...
7 years ago
It is common for most people to use difficulties they encounter in their lives as the impetus to success. This is the case of Beatrice Ayuru, a Ugandan entrepreneur who always had a vision of providing a quality education for girls. She is one of 16 children. At the age of 19, she received a land from her father. She initially used the land as a cassava farm. After making enough money from the farm and two other side businesses, she used the land to open the ...
7 years ago
Haiti has made improvements to decrease extreme poverty. However, there is still a lot to be done. Haiti is one of the poorest countries on earth. Extreme poverty in the country is so severe to the extent that one in two Haitians lives on less than $2.41 a day. The 2010 earthquake further compounded Haiti's problems. This means that a lot of student needs are not being met. There are no opportunities for students to learn and fulfill their aspirations. They are the future of Haiti, and providing education for them could be the beginning steps of something great. In order for that to happen,...
7 years ago
For decades, natural, cultural and traditional beliefs have given parents in many developing nations a lot of authority to the extent that they sometimes forget their role as parents. However, due to advancement, such often held beliefs and cultural norms have slowly disappeared. This is the case in Saudi Arabia, whereby a father has decided not to allow his daughter to complete her scholarship program. Although this is not necessaril...
7 years ago
This Vialogue highlights the work of Eneza. Eneza is a mobile educational platform that allows students to take quizzes to help them improve their test scores. It has helped improved the learning standards of students in Kenya. Additionally, teachers and parents are allowed to access their children's progress report to know their academic strength and weakness. Results from October 2014 illustrates that Eneza has been very successful. In a few years, it hopes to provide similar opportunities for students in developing countries.
7 years ago
Through her research to find the reasons behind the school enrollment among girls in rural Zimbabwe, Ann Cotton, a British educator and philanthropist discovered that poverty was the main cause. For instance, in the homes of many poor families in Africa, parents have no problem spending the little they have on the education of their sons. They believe the boys are more likely to land jobs. Unlike the boys, many poor families in Asia and Africa prefer to have their daughte...
7 years ago
It is unjust to deny a person access to an education due to his or her race, nationality, gender, or ethnicity. This form of discrimination is unacceptable in today's world. For some time now, this has been the issue in Kuwait. In 2014, over a thousand children were deprived of education. These children are Bidoon. According to the state authorities, Bidoon are not able to prove their nationality, and as such ...