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80- Emile Farah RIP

80- Emile Farah RIP

Emile Farah RIP Dear Saint George Cathedral Family, Christ is Risen!  Indeed, He is Risen! Saint George Cathedral is saddened to inform you of the passing into eternal life of our beloved Emile Farah, at the age of 61, this past Saturday. The...
79- Teachers opt not to disrupt primary tests

79- Teachers opt not to disrupt primary tests

Teachers opt not to disrupt primary tests The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has voted against balloting members on a boycott of primary school tests, known as Sats, in England. Delegates at the union’s conference rejected a resolution to...
78- 14,000 children do not get first choice

78- 14,000 children do not get first choice

14,000 children do not get first choice About 14,000 children have missed out on their first choice of primary school in London, figures reveal. Across the city’s 33 council areas, 86% got into their first choice of school. Overall, the number...
77- World leaders pledge support for universal education

77- World leaders pledge support for universal education

World leaders pledge support for universal education WHAT’S THE ISSUE? On June 26, world leaders came together for the Global Partnership for Education’s Replenishment Conference. The Conference provided an opportunity for leaders to make...
76- 9 Facts to Know About Education Around the World

76- 9 Facts to Know About Education Around the World

9 Facts to Know About Education Around the World Millions of children and adults around the world lack the access to education for various reasons — some live in conflict zones, others aren’t allowed to attend school because they’re girls, or...
75- Canada delivers on global education

75- Canada delivers on global education

Canada delivers on global education Over six months after Malala Yousafzai called on Canada to put more funding towards the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the Canadian government decided to double its contribution. Canada will commit 120...
74- Why do girls need an education?

74- Why do girls need an education?

Why do girls need an education? Right now, 31 million girls around the world don’t have access to primary education. Here are the top reasons why getting girls into school is so important: 3. Educating girls improves a country’s social and...
73- Put education in reach for every child

73- Put education in reach for every child

Put education in reach for every child Around the world, 57 million primary school-aged children are not in school. The majority of these children are girls, the very poor, and children in areas of conflict. In addition, many more children who are...
72- 7 Groups Working to Educate the World

72- 7 Groups Working to Educate the World

7 Groups Working to Educate the World Global access to education is the the key to eradicating extreme poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Around the world 59 million...
71- Education – Pass it on

71- Education – Pass it on

Education – Pass it on Matida, the eldest of her siblings, at 13 has had to sacrifice most of her childhood. Unable to afford school, she spends her days doing chores and cooking for her family. Her family is one of the poorest in her Darfur...
70- 150,000 Refugees Are Being Educated, Thanks to These Businesses

70- 150,000 Refugees Are Being Educated, Thanks to These Businesses

150,000 Refugees Are Being Educated, Thanks to These Businesses The UN announced at the start of this summer that the last time the world saw a refugee crisis of this level was during World War II. So why, amid wars, terrorism, and natural...
69- 11 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child

69- 11 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child

11 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child Recently, I found myself browsing through a bookstore searching for a child’s book to give a newborn baby girl for whom I hope to be a role model. It felt like a lot of pressure, imagining this book...
68- MIAMI BRIGHT EDUCATION FOUNDATION

68- MIAMI BRIGHT EDUCATION FOUNDATION

MIAMI BRIGHT EDUCATION FOUNDATION Most colleges and universities today recognize the value of diversity, both in the academic environment and also as it carries over to the workplace. Academic diversity programs are geared towards incorporating...
67- How Boats are Bringing Books to the World’s Remote Regions

67- How Boats are Bringing Books to the World’s Remote Regions

How Boats are Bringing Books to the World’s Remote Regions In Indonesia, one man’s passion for reading and sailing has become a model solution for the problem of illiteracy. Once a former environmental journalist, Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddin now...
66- Against All Odds, This Afghan Girl Finishes Her Education Despite Child Marriage

66- Against All Odds, This Afghan Girl Finishes Her Education Despite Child Marriage

Against All Odds, This Afghan Girl Finishes Her Education Despite Child Marriage KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — I met Yalda in 2009. She was 10-years-old and it was the first day of school — the first day of school in her whole life. She had no memory of...
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