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We Aren't Numbers: Syrian refugee children urge leaders to keep their promise

Up For School | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Up For School

Photo: Ali, 9, from Syria living in Lebanon. Theirworld/Tabitha Ross By Yara Harake, Consultant Youth Coordinator, Theirworld "Yes I love to write...

Young Liberians Call for Education on Day of the African Child 2016

Up For School | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Moses Owen Browne Jr., A World At School Global Youth Ambassador On 16 June 1976 Hector Pieterson was shot during a peaceful demonstration in Sou...

Try The Bitter: The Next Generation of Syrian Talent in the Bekaa Valley

Up For School | Posted 01.15.2017 | Education
Up For School

School may be horrible. But there's something worse than having to go to school. And that's having no school to go to.

Straight Outta Syria

Up For School | Posted 01.14.2017 | Education
Up For School

We, Syrian refugee teachers, are beginning to realize that we need to transform our teaching into a real education, education that reaches the whole child, not just the part that learns grammar and solves math problems.

When Children Don't Attend School, Tragedy Compounds Tragedy

Up For School | Posted 11.26.2016 | Education
Up For School

Instead of one generation affected by disaster, losing out on education increases the risk that the impact could continue to be felt for decades, or longer. Education turns children into adults who will rebuild their own future, restore peace and establish the essentials of healthcare and infrastructure for the children they will bear. Without it, the prospects ahead look far bleaker.

Education Shines Hope for Girls in Kenya's Largest Slum

Up For School | Posted 10.09.2016 | Education
Up For School

Photo: A World at School By Kennedy Odede, Founder & CEO of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a non-profit grassroots organisation combating ext...

One Family's Call for the Right to School for All Children

Up For School | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Up For School

Fatima, Amani and Mohammed's father Ahmad is a great believer in education. In Syria the family were well off, the children were in private schools, they even had private tutors.

School Healing the Scars of War

Up For School | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Up For School

Heba is quiet and reserved, yet fully composed. Like many Syrian children, her school story is one of constant breaks and interruptions.

#UpForSchool: Ensuring All Children Gain Their Right to Education

Up For School | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Up For School

There are nearly 500,000 children displaced by the Syrian conflict in Lebanon. The Government in Lebanon has committed to providing 200,000 places in formal education through double-shifts if the donor community supports their ambitions. And donors are stepping up.

The World Is More Dangerous Now for Young People Than Ever. But They Are Fighting Back.

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

Young people these days are fired up, with good reason. They are passionate, and they can and will bring change in a world that, we can only hope, they may understand even better than we do.

It's Scandalous That 31 Million Girls Receive No Education

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Mariéme Jamme

We are still not doing enough to close the gender gap; it is girls in rural areas who will be the last to go school. The harsh reality is we cannot talk about the prosperity of women and girls in Africa if we don't tackle the reasons girls are discriminated against and made vulnerable to exploitation in the first place.

2015 Can Be the Tipping Point for Safe Schools and Children's Education Globally

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

2014 was a bad year for children and education.

When Will They Ever Learn?

Sarah Brown | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Education is relatively inexpensive in the developing world, and fosters citizens who can contribute to their local economy, raise healthy families and ensure a safer, less militant society.